Eclipse is coupled with extensions and plugins for almost everything, Since its open source, you can even develop your own Eclipse Python plugins.

Eclipse is an OpenSource IDE and can be used to develop software in any language. Comparatively, It is one of the most widely adopted IDE in the world.

In this article, I have shared 5 Best plugins to boost your python development in Eclipse IDE.

1. CodeMix

CodeMix brings the power of VS Code to Eclipse. Using CodeMix you can develop Python apps in Eclipse with ease.

With CodeMix, you can add the popular VS Code Python extension by Microsoft to have first-class support for coding Python in Eclipse.

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2. PyDev

PyDev is a plugin that enables Eclipse to be used as a Python IDE (supporting also Jython and IronPython).

It uses advanced type inference techniques which allow it to provide things such as code completion and code analysis, besides providing a debugger, interactive console, refactoring, tokens browser, Django integration, etc.

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Pydev in eclipse

3. Live Coding in Python

Run your Python code while you type. Displays variable state or turtle graphics that are updated as you type your code. it requires  PyDev.

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4. SonarLint

SonarLint is an Eclipse plugin that provides on-the-fly feedback to developers on new bugs and quality issues injected into Python. SonarLint is free, open source, and available in the Eclipse Marketplace.


Why the Best?

  • support of the box: Java, JavaScript, PHP, and Python.
  • Connected Mode adds more languages support like  C/C++, ABAP, COBOL, PL/SQL, PL/I, Swift and RPG.
  • Automatic  analysis support
  • SonarLint console allows seeing logs of the analysis.
  • You can bind Eclipse projects to a SonarQube project.


5.  Python:: CodeMix

The Python pack for CodeMix brings the best extensions for Python from VS Code directly into Eclipse. From smarter editing to integrated debugging, CodeMix with Python can work seamlessly with your existing IDE including with PyDev.


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