Is there a link with videos showing how to use pyCharm

I'm still spending a lot of time trying to figure out how this all works.   My ability to learn things

is by example or looking at videos.    Ableton Live music program has good tutorials,  but I'm looking for the

same thing for JetBrains...   I see SOME videos,   but is there like a 3rd party source of video tutorials.

Also,    I'm told that Eclypse also supports Django-Python development as well,    and I'm trying to decide which

ones I want to use.     Here is my criteria....

1) Plenty of video tutorials showing the following...

     - Installations

     - Setup for parallel development on client and server using same code base,   which this question was

       already answered

     - ease of use and good fast learning curve

2) ease in setup and installation on my hosting server which uses CentOS form of Linux

3) Ability to link both client and server together,    and when not connected,   I want to test on my laptop

     before committing it to the server,   with as few steps as possible.

4) Search for methds,  tables,  fields,   etc globally.

5) Plenty of examples.

6) Can I build Django Templates graphically instead of using something like Dreamweaver,  then going in to "hand edit"

the template code which I find very tedious,   and prone to lots of mistakes.

7) I DO like the auto-correction,  due to nerve damage to my hands,   typing has always been very slow and

prone to lots of mistakes,   and programs are not very tolerant to these kinds of mistakes.

I'm going to be looking at both systems,   but I also want to know if I have to purchase Both the WebStorm and PyCharm

and get some kind of a discount,   so cost is obviously a factor,   although the price is fair,   but want it to be

worth it.

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Unfortunatelty we don't really have any video tutorials for PyCharm. The best starting point for beginners is http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/quickstart/index.html

PyCharm does not have any components that need to be installed on your hosting server. Deployment from PyCharm happens over a regular FTP or SSH connection.

PyCharm does not include a visual designer for Django templates, but I'm not aware of any other IDE that supports this.

All of the features of WebStorm are either included in PyCharm out of the box or supported as free plugins which you can download and install, so there is no need to purchase both products.

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Thanx very much for the response.

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Hi - some more questions for this thread....

I'm running Python 2.6.1 on my Mac OSX Snow leopard,   will PyCharm run under this,   if not,   is there an earlier version of pyCharm I can use that supports Python 2.6.1 - It took me a huge amount of time to get Django installed on this system,   and I have yet to get it to work on mySQL,  so had to use it under SQLLite.

I took me about 2 weeks to figure this out,   and eventually had to find someone else who had done it,   and there were plenty of "Gotchas" I had to deal with.    Now I finally have Django installed on my Mac.    

Wven to use it,   I had to build a new "environment",  whatever that was....  something like "source env/bin/activate" which creates a new Python environment where I can do my work,    is this right?     So anyway,   I do have it running on my MacBook Pro.    

Now,  my question is how to hook up PyCharm to actually use my existing environment,   or does PyCharm require a completely different Django build or install?

I want to get this right,  because of my ADD learning disability,  will eat up that free trial before I can even build a single test app.    So I'm trying to avoid a lot of spinning around,   but preferrably would like to be "Let by the hand" and will be happy to Skype someone and share my screen just to get everything running and to build a single little test application using jquery,    from that,   I'm sure I can prolly sort this out on my own,   or have more simple questions I might need answering.

After a long time studying the (ahem!) Other IDE of Eclipse,   I FINALLY determined this is only good for WinBlows OS.    I use a Mac as I stated earlier.

Also,    after I download the trial version and it expires,   will I have to upgrade to the $99 version,   or can I use the less expensive version,  and what is the difference between the two?

You guys have been great answering my questions on the forum,   but I don't feel I'm quite ready to dive in yet until I see how these questions get answered,  and if I can go this alone without serious "hand holding" via Skype and Screen share.

Regards

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It looks like you are using Python virtualenv. PyCharm supports it just like a regular Python installation directory.

First of all you need to ensure that this virtualenv has Django installed, after "source env/bin/activate" you can install it using "pip install Django".

Then in PyCharm Preferences | Python Interpreters press Add, Specify Other..., browse to the env/bin/python, press Choose.

Now you can Create New Project, fill in some project name, set Project type to Django project. In the Django Project Settings dialog ensure that the python from the env is selected as the Python Interpreter and press OK.

You should have a dummy Django project that you can start working with.

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Thanx a lot for the link.   

John

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In looking for this link to some video,     if I use that link below,  it

takes me directly to the forums where I ask this same question.     What am

I doing wrong?

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There is no video, my reply contains text description.

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Ok,

  Thanx for the info.    For me,   video tutorials rule.    With a somewhat of a learning disability,   I only know by doing,  or watching someone else do things...   IE:    Setup and Install,    Creating a Project,    Importing SQL tables into models.py.    I can do that by hand,   but integrating it all together with jQuery,  Javascripts,  HTML Templates,   etc...    I've never done this before and may I be so bold as to ask for someone to either post videos of these tasks,    or perhaps engage in a skype screen-sharing session,    which is just as good as being together.

Once I get a few example projects under my belt,    I can pretty much take things on my own,   but once I learn them,   I need to continue to practice doing Python-django projects.

John

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