Python Developer Environment

There are a thousand possible approaches to a good developer environment, this is an iditial approach to get started with Python if you don’t yet know what you like.

Editor and plugins

Visual Studio Code (or VSCode) is a popular choice and has lots of support. If you care about these things, VSCodium provides an open-source variant of VS Code.

Check Python in Visual Studio Code for a guide to install Python and the proper extension.


Having a linter and autoformatter is a great way to make sure your code is consistent. I recommend Black (make sure to set python.formatting.provider to black, see official documentation ).

Dependency management

Python dependency management (and publishing) has been a hot mess for a long time, Poetry makes it as easy as other modern languages.

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