Wing IDE 2.0: New Python Development Environment

Wingware writes “Wingware announced today release of Wing IDE for Python version 2.0, a
major new release for its popular development environment for the Python programming language.

Wing IDE provides powerful debugging, editing, code intelligence, and search
capabilities that reduce development and debugging time, cut down on coding
errors, and make it easier to understand and navigate Python code.

New features in Wing IDE 2.0 include a completely redesigned customizable
user interface, call tips, syntax error indicators, editor tabs and splits,
multi-file wildcard and regular expression searching, integrated documentation
and tutorial, a German localization, and Unicode support.

About Wing IDE

Wing IDE is a software development environment for Python that focuses on
boosting programmer productivity and software maintainability.

Wing IDE and Python have been particularly successful in enterprise
integration, software testing, software prototyping, and application
scripting and extension. They are also widely used for developing websites,
portable desktop applications, scientific and research applications,
commercial games, and a wide variety of engineering and modeling tools.

Key features of Wing IDE include:

  • Module and class-oriented code browser
  • Goto-definition, auto-completion, call tips, and source indexing
  • Powerful code editor with syntax highlighting, error indicators,
    structural folding, auto-indentation, emacs emulation, and much more
  • Interactive graphical and command line debugging tools
  • Web development with Zope, Plone, CGI, Apache mod_python and other tools
  • Extensive support libraries for XML, Web services, and easy access to
    a range of internet protocols
  • Portable GUI development with PyQt, wxPython, Tkinter, and PyGtk
  • Game development with pygame
  • Ability to debug remote processes and embedded application scripts
  • Multi-file wildcard and regular expression search and replace
  • Software project manager
  • Interactive Python command shell
  • Many customization options
  • English and German localization and unicode support
  • Access to product source code

Wing IDE runs on Windows 98 through XP and Intel Linux (glibc 2.2+).
Mac OS X support is available in beta form. Solaris and FreeBSD are supported
for customers willing to compile the product from source code (requires a
non-disclosure agreement).

A single-user license for Wing IDE costs $179 US (Professional edition)
and $35 US (Personal edition). Wing IDE Personal omits some of the features
listed above and is for non-commercial use only. The software is obtained
by download but optional CD media is available for an additional $30.
Each license includes free website and email support, and free minor
release upgrades. Volume discounts and paid support packages are also

A free trial, additional information, and online store are available at

About Python

Python is a powerful object oriented programming language that is
developed and maintained by a global community of Open Source
contributors, under the oversight of the Python Software Foundation.
Python’s unique blend of simplicity and power excels in a wide range of
software development tasks, including the construction of web
applications, complex integrated business solutions, and large desktop
applications. Python is often characterized as an agile language that
promotes speedy development and includes a unit-testing framework for
building more robust applications.

Companies using Python include Google, Industrial Light & Magic, The
New York Stock Exchange, RealNetworks, Philips, Hewlett Packard,
Rackspace, RedHat, NASA, Disney, and AstraZeneca.

Key features of Python include:

  • Object orientation, modular name spaces, exceptions, and multi-threading
  • High-level dynamic data typing and very late binding
  • Tight integration with C, C++, and Java modules
  • May be compiled to Java byte code for use in any JVM
  • String and regular expression processing
  • Extensive XML and web services support
  • HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, NNTP, telnet, and other IP protocols
  • HTML, MIME, base64, binhex, uuencode, and other internet data handling
  • GUI development and multimedia services
  • Unit testing, profiling, and documentation generation
  • Available third party modules for database access, math, 3D modeling,
    image processing, LDAP, WebDAV, jabber, MIDI, and much more

Python runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix, OS/2, WinCE,
and many other operating systems. Full source code is available for the
language and associated standard libraries.

More information and downloads are available at A collection of Python success
stories is at

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