I personally think that Visual Studio is the best IDE, and I spend most of my day in it. And I’d definitely by using Visual Studio as much as I can – if you are on Windows, Visual Studio’s Python support is worth exploring.
I’d leave the choice up to you. Both IDE have free and paid options.
I think Visual Studio is an engineering marvel. If as much effort went into space travel as went into the design of this, we’d be on Mars by now.
That said if you prefer to use PyCharm:
- Please go to https://www.jetbrains.com/student/ and get your free full blown tools offered by Jet Brains, with all bells and whistles.
- Here are two YouTube video series if you want:
Getting Started with PyCharm:
If you want to use Visual Studio:
Interfaces are used to logically encapsulate definitions for a group of related functionalities, contains only the signatures of methods, properties, events or indexers. On the flip side — “extension methods enable you to ‘add’ methods to existing types without creating a new derived type, recompiling, or otherwise modifying the original type.” I suppose you already know it. Now the question arises, even if this was somehow ‘technically possible’ … why do you need it ?
A famous man once said “with great power comes great responsibilities” – who said that what is that even mean, don’t matter. I said that because he said it. So now he was famous and getting said by two well known guys. urgh … let’s track this from the beginning…
Continue reading Extension Methods & Interfaces
Few days back I started working on a utility project called Team Foundation Dev Tools ( http://ablaze8.github.io/TeamFoundationDevTools/ ). The goal is to extend the TFS api and serve some unmatched features like searching entire TFS server for some file and/or file path ( wild card and exact search ), commits by a specific user to any and/or project among all projects of a TFS server and such.
I’m not planning anything serious with it, just trying to build something I always wanted to see in an ideal TFS tool.
This is an open source tool and also supports .NET 3.5 & 4.5.2 so it’s compatible all the way back to Visual Studio 2008 running on Windows XP … up until latest and greatest !
The other day I had to use Windows Workflow Foundation in legacy .NET 3.5. The goal was to address the scenario where the power user may upload valid XML files … in an Enterprise Application for different workflows, In other words to avoid hard coding the workflow activities in C# code. So I had to essentially address 2 objectives :
- The workflow should be loaded dynamically on the fly
- There might be more than one workflows.
So I came up a simple design where the power user may upload a XML file and may give nick names … basically a mini XML file management. Then Continue reading Load Workflow from XML file in Workflow Foundation
If you’re families with Different Types of SQL Joins which are used to query data from more than one tables, LINQ has a JOIN query operator that provide SQL JOIN like behavior (and syntax … depending on which LINQ syntax you prefer Query or Fluent syntax). To drill down LINQ versus SQL join Continue reading Enumerable.Join