Monday, June 27, 2011

PyDev 2.2.0 released

It's out already.

This release is the first to add support for Eclipse 3.7 (which has just been released too).

The major feature added was the exception breakpoints handling (so, it's now possible to stop the debugger on caught or uncaught exceptions -- the UI for it may be accessed at the menu Run > Manage Python Exception Breakpoints).

The debugger should also be a bit faster (and some bugs related to multithreaded debugging were fixed).

For those using Django, some utilities were added so that it's possible to easily do a (remote) debug session with auto-reload enabled (see details at:

And as usual, a bunch of minor bugs were also fixed.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Override/implements templates on PyDev

One thing I miss when working on Python is a way to let people know when some method is overridden (and having it raise an error if it's not)... I'm thinking about adding a decoration for that in PyDev (and probably a way to navigate to the super with that implementation), so, that'll work when using PyDev, but still, many times I look to the source code outside of PyDev (i.e.: review board, github, etc), and to sort that out, what I'm currently using is the following:

1. Create overrides (for when a method is overridden from a subclass) and implements (to indicate that some method conforms to an interface, even if not actually overriding a method) decorators as follows:

2. Create templates (in PyDev) as follows:

Name: overrides
Description: @overrides
Pattern: @overrides(${superclass}.${next_class_or_method})

Name: implements
Description: @implements

3. Use it in your code:

To use it, just start typing 'overrides' before a 'def method' and apply the completion (and it should complete the class/method properly on overrides -- for the implements, the name of the implementing class will still be needed later on).