British developer Nicholas Tollervey announced the release of Mu version 1.0, a new IDE for Python. The tool is positioned as a development environment for beginners and is available for Windows, MacOS, Linux and Raspbian, the official OS of the Raspberry Pi platform. To ensure an easy start, the developers have prepared a guide for beginners working with the new IDE.
When you start the development environment, you can choose one of the following modes of operation:
- Python 3 programmming;
- micro: bit programming;
- games development using Pygame Zero;
- CircuitPython boards operations using Adafruit.
The development environment has the following capabilities:
- markup of syntax;
- automatic indents;
- built-in help;
- code checking;
- error tracking.
According to the developers, Mu can be a good tool for beginners, but they do not expect to make this platform universal. Having enough experience, the programmer can choose a more advanced IDE.