November 11, 2015
I’ve made the switch from the endlessly buggy PyCharm to the beautiful (and kind of slow sometimes) Atom. The thing I missed most about PyCharm, though, was the awesome autocomplete with working in Django.
I went through several Atom packages before finding the one that worked best: autocomplete-python. There is some setup required. Here’s how I got it working.
- In Atom, go to Settings > Install
- Search for “autocomplete-python” and click “Install”
- Go to the packages Settings (in the Packages section of Atom’s settings)
- Enter the path to your virtualenv’s
site-packagesdir in the Extra PATH setting.
- Restart Atom
This will obviously help with all Python autocomplete. I was specifically searching for Django autocomplete and never saw anything helpful come up. Enjoy!