re: IDEA for everything? VIEW POST

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This depends on two factors: the price and depth of integration.
Price: IDEA Ultimate costs about 149€ while standalone IDE's like PyCharm or PhpStorm only cost 89€. (Not sure if you can install a Pyhon plugin in PhpStorm)
Depth of integration: as far as I know (correct me if wrong), the IDEA Ultimate plugins do not provide the same level of features like the language-specific versions. There are features in PyCharm that are not available for IDEA Ultimate with the Python Plugin (or what language you choose).
If you are using several languages without digging too deep into the feature set of the language, it may make sense to go with an all-in-one solution. However if you are a poweruser who needs a lot of very specific features and support for them, a specialized IDE makes more sense.

 

Price: IDEA Ultimate costs about 149€ while standalone IDE's like PyCharm or PhpStorm only cost 89€. (Not sure if you can install a Pyhon plugin in PhpStorm)

  1. There's the Ultimate pack which costs $250 and includes every single JetBrains product (and it goes down to $150 in 3 years).
  2. You would be able to install Python language plugin I guess (because there's the community version of PyCharm).

Depth of integration: as far as I know (correct me if wrong), the IDEA Ultimate plugins do not provide the same level of features like the language-specific versions. There are features in PyCharm that are not available for IDEA Ultimate with the Python Plugin (or what language you choose).

Well, I'm not sure, but looks like they are similar. I've switched to IDEA + Python plugin and I haven't noticed any difference in terms of features.

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