Install JetBrains PyCharm on Linux

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Hello, programmers! The world of programming is always amazing, right? With the right logic and implementation, even the craziest things can happen without any issue on a machine. To do that, it’s pretty important to have a powerful language to tell the computer how to do the task and a clever mind that will brainstorm even crazier ways of making that idea into reality.

Well, what was more interesting than starting your programming journey? Python is such a programming language that many programmers remember as their first programming language. Yes, Python is one of the most commonly used beginner’s programming languages all around the globe.

But the glory of Python doesn’t end here. Python, with its powerful feature set and flexibility, has made its way into the highest echelons of the web. Servers benefit greatly from the power of Python. In fact, in the case of Linux, there’s already a number of libraries in your system that uses Python!

What’s better than having a better Python IDE? JetBrains offers some of the finest IDEs in the world for the programmer community. For the Python programmers, it’s PyCharm.

Let’s get started with PyCharm!

PyCharm editions

Before you jump into the IDE, it’s important to note that there are 2 versions of PyCharm – Professional (paid) and Community (free). Both of them offer a very elegant environment for working on your Python project without any problem. However, the Professional one offers more features for more demanding workloads. Check out the difference here.

I’m going ahead with the PyCharm Community edition for myself. Don’t worry; we’ll be covering the installation process of both versions.

Installing PyCharm

For Linux, the best way of installing PyCharm is through the snap package. This is the official way of installing all the JetBrains tools. It’s also a hassle-free way that don’t require any type of additional works.

Make sure that your system comes up with the “snap” core.

Then, run the following command –

sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic

# OR

sudo snap install pycharm-professional --classic

# OR

sudo snap install pycharm-educational --classic

Using PyCharm

Start PyCharm –

Don’t import any settings.

Accept the “JetBrains Privacy Policy”.

Choose whether you want to send usage statistics or not.

Select the theme you like the most.

Optional – Download and install the featured plugins.

Start using PyCharm.

Enjoy!

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