Andre Roberge: Xmas present from Thonny

Today, a new version (3.2.5) of Thonny has been released. It incorporates support for Friendly-traceback (which needs to be installed separately). Currently, the download link on Thonny’s homepage still links to version 3.2.4. The latest version can be found on Github.Thonny is a fantastic IDE for beginners, especially those learning in a classroom environment, as it offers many useful tools that can be used effectively by teachers to demonstrate some programming concepts.  Thonny is the work of Aivar Annamaa, who is apparently recognized as an excellent lecturer — which does not…

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Andre Roberge: Friendly-traceback, Real Python, Pycon, and more

After an interruption that lasted a few months, I’ve finally been able to return to programming, more specifically working mostly on Friendly-traceback. For those that do not know Friendly-traceback: it aims to replace the sometimes obscure traceback generated by Python with something easier to understand. Furthermore, Friendly-traceback is designed with support for languages other than English so that, in theory, beginners (who are the main target audience for Friendly-traceback) could benefit no matter what their native language is … provided someone would have done the translation into that language, of…

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