I want to start programming. What do I need?


#1

So I’ve started some of the python lessons here, but now I want to keep applying what I have learned. What do I need/what are the best things to download so I can begin programming my own things in python? I’m running a Windows 10 OS on a Surface Pro 3.

Thanks!


#2

there are two options:

text-editor (atom for example) + installing python manually

or you could use an IDE (like pycharm) which i think will take care of everything (rich editor with python included)


#3

as @stetim94 said or actually wrote, but you can also use notepad as a text editor


#4

i do hope you the mean notepad++, using notepad would kill your productivity. But i said text-editor, but preferable something made for programming, but atom is just an example


#5

yes, I meant notepad++


#6

yes, you can use notepad++, but I would recommend python as a starting point, as it simple to understand and remember so you can easily memorise it at almost anytime.


#7

Use Brackets, it’s a pretty good editor except it’s a bit laggy for me.
It has some good highlighting and stuff, so I would recommend it!
And also learn Python, it’s an excellent language for beginners like you.
:slight_smile:


#8

You can use IDLE, the Python Editor. You can learn it in other sites, and apply it like Sololearn.com