Wingware

Wing Python IDE


4.5 / 5
16 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Software developers using Python as their primary development language, for prototyping, product development, data analysis, testing, automation, scripting, and other applications.


Average Ratings

16 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Wingware
  • wingware.com
  • Founded 1999
  • United States

About Wing Python IDE

Wing is a light-weight but full-featured Python IDE that uses deep code analysis to provide powerful editing, testing, and debugging capabilities. Wing offers auto-completion, call tips, auto-editing, and refactoring to speed development and reduce coding errors. Its top notch debugger works with any Python code, stored locally or on a remote host. Wing also supports test-driven development, version control, UI color and layout customization, and includes extensive documentation and support.


Wing Python IDE Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Code-free Development
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development

Wing Python IDE Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Why Wing

Jan 19, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Wing debugging has always but one of it's best features. I have never found a better one. PyCharm's debugger was good too and it did a little more but then again in the end I didn't need the extra info PyCharm provided.

Cons: Negatives are not really there - all the python editors have some issue but I found Wing to meet my needs even if I find a bug every once an while. I have the same to be true with all the other editors.

Overall: I have used Wing for many years. When I started programming in python I needed something better than the editor provided by python. I wanted an IDE that provided an integrated debugger, warned me when I had syntax errors, corrected my spacing and was cross platform (windows and Linux was required). Wing was the only IDE that I thought met those needs and was available at the time. That tells you how I got started with Wing but it does not tell you why I continue to use Wing after all these years.

Today there are lots of python editors that could meet my needs - my needs haven't changed much. And yes, I have used many of them. But I have always returned to Wing. I have used PyCharm, Atom, Sublime, Eric, SPE, and Vim to name a few. They all have their strengths and their weak points. In fact I enjoyed using Atom a lot. But I still returned to Wing. I think the real reason wasn't because I was used to Wing (you know it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks) but because of the flexibility of Wing to meet the ever changing Python landscape.

I started out using wxPython then Django and soon after Flask. Wing was right there for me allowing special setups providing an easy way to integrate those technologies into my everyday programming requirements. When I reported a bug it was dealt with almost within a day. Yes that right - one day. The only other editor that responsive has been Atom - but they took at much as a week to fix items.

I'm a fan of Wingide and I'm happy to admit it.

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Things I really appreciate about wingide (pro):

The publisher 's have a civilized pricing and licensing approach.

The developers behind the product are very attentive to user feedback - they respond quickly and with clear reasonable answers concerning problems. When I have reported issues I have typically got a decent response on the same day.

Unlike the case for some IDEs (I'm looking at you eclipse) creating and managing a project in Wingide is not a pain.

Easy to debug into running python projects.

The debugging ability in wingide is excellent . The debug console tab is very handy for example - hit a break point change the current context and then continue. Happiness.

Easy navigation around a project with things like the go to definition feature or find points of use feature

Runs on multiple operating systems - I did not have to learn a new tools when I moved over to developing on Linux.

Good documentation.

Cons: Honestly nothing really has upset me about this software - I normally try to use free, opensource products but I am happy to pay for Wingide and have encouraged a number of my colleagues to start using it and they seem happy with the product too. I'm aware that there are now a number of other decent python ides out there (thank you people - it was not so good in 1998 -1999 when I started working with python) but Wingide just works so nicely for me that I have not felt any desire "to play the field" looking at the competition.

Overall: I have been using Wingide pro for a long time - I believe I started with version 1 or 2 and for the past 10 years have been using it every day for python development at my work supporting a GUI application that allows calibration and diagnostics of a distance measurement system. The current version of the application has been in development for 5 years, uses a range of classic python packages including numpy matplotlib and wxpython and has grown to include a large number of python modules. However, Wingide has been able to handle everything I have been able to through at it with out any problems.

I also use Visual Studio of a fairly regular basis fro c++ development and think that Wingide is every bit as good and in someways better than Visual Studio .

If you are in the market for a professional level python IDE you really owe it to yourself to, at least, try Wingide.

My Python IDE of choice after trying several

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have the professional version which provides the Debug Probe tool. This tool is excellent as it allows you to inspect and change variable values, execute code etc at the stack level that you are at or move to. This is far more sophisticated that most other IDE's ability to change a variable value.

The ability to "attach" the debugger to executing Python code that was started outside the debugger is another great feature when you are trying to see the code execute in its actual environment.

Cons: Until recently I did not like the fact that is did not alert the user to unknown variables, as the tool has excellent auto-completion. Wing 7 in now in pre-release and I am using it does this and several other things. This feature is very useful.

Based on your code type an looping the debugger can cause a slow down. I'm not sure this is a problem isolated to Wing as I have seen the same thing when using PyCharm.

Overall: I have been using Wing IDE for over 9 year and it has never failed to allow me to allow me detect and correct any problem with the code. The ability to auto-setup projects, environments, attach to Anaconda environments, notebooks etc is first rate.

As for support there is none better in the software world that I have experienced. Literally minutes after I post a problem (during normal working hours - it might take a couple hours otherwise) there is a response with a suggestion, solution or acknowledgement of an issue. It is really unbelievable support.

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Great all-around Python IDE and debugger

Jan 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: - First-class debugger

- Great, extensible editor

- Cross-compatible with Windows / Linux / Mac

- Responsive email support

- Extensive set of tools

Cons: - I can't get it to fill out my taxes :)

Overall: I've been using Wing IDE as my main development environment for 10 years now.

I'm a big fan of Wing. I've used it for my open-source projects, my client projects when I was working as a freelancer, and now I use it at my work in a corporate environment. I do Python programming almost exclusively, so its Python-centric approach is a good fit for me.

The debugger is first-class. It works on multi-process, multi-thread programs. You have your breakpoints, watches, step commands and everything you can expect from a modern debugger. Remote debugging is supported, which is especially crucial in a corporate environment, where you're debugging code that runs on different machines. They've recently added advanced features like recursive debugging, which helped me do some deep troubleshooting at my job.

The editor is great. It's got VI and eMacs mode and it's extensible with scripts. It has lots of useful tools (like showing documentation, refactoring, diffing, Python shell, etc.) which I spread across 2 big monitors.

The support staff is great. I've made many suggestions and requests for improvement to them over the years and they've implemented many of them. Bugs are fixed quickly.

Overall, I highly recommend Wing IDE!

Just about the best & worth every penny (Pro User)

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The support is excellent & fast to respond. Debugging provides just about every feature you could hope for including being able to execute exploratory code anywhere in the stack trace in the case of an exception or while at a break-point - you can even remote debug on target hardware.

Editor is fast and responsive with good syntax highlighting, error & warning marking and good autocomplete, (but not too in your face like some). Integration with various tool chains, (wx, qt, Vagrant, Jupyter and more) & external tools such as pylint & various version control systems are both very good.

Being able to use a single licence on multiple machines is a positive blessing.

Cons: No spell checking of comments, docstrings & strings (it has been mentioned as a possible future feature).

No GUI designers, (I use wxPython but designers for the others would be a nice feature as well).

It would be nice to have editors for Markdown, ReStructured Text and html all with preview but might be overkill.

Overall: I use Wing IDE Pro both at my work and at home - if I wasn't happiest with it of all the IDEs & Editors that I have tried (and I have tried many) then I would have shifted years ago.

highly recommended for professional and amateur

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very Fast

Easy to use

Good debugger

WingIDE Pro has better price than PyCharm Pro.

Cons: Some feature missing or behind PyCharm

Not many plugins available

Smaller community than PyCharm

Overall: I am WingIDE user for many years. I start to use WingIDE Pro since version 4.xx. It's super fast, the auto-complete and debugging are amazing. You can use your license on multi-computers, and it's one-time purchase.

WingIDE is very easy to learn (yes, it's true, IDE has learning curve), I still like the feel when writing code on WingIDE, it feels very relaxed. I used all different IDEs, some are free and open source (Eric, Eclipse, Atom) some are commercial (Komodo, WingIDE, PyCharm, IntelliJ). I always feel WingIDE is the most "pythonic" one. It's hard to explain, try it for couple weeks, then you can experience it yourself.

Unfortunately I had to switch to JetBrain product on 2018. It's slower (java based) and more expense (yearly subscription mode). However the main reason I have to switch to JetBrain product is not because WingIDE is not good, it's due to the workflow change, I have to work with multi-languages on same project. (mixing of Python, Ruby and Golang) and I did not switch to PyCharm, I switch to IntelliJ. So, it's not really "apple to apple"

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My Indispensable Tool for Python Development (every day)

Jan 19, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: From the beginning I found the product had wonderful usability. Wing has tons of features and it takes time to learn to take advantage of them. From day 1, I found my development more comfortable. I developed a large web application based on python CGI scripts. I found certain features, like the remote debugging, to be a thrill. After using Wing for a very short time, I upgraded to the Pro version, which I have now been using almost a decade. The support from Wingware is outstanding. They really care about what the users are experiencing and they address problems promptly. Their IDE product is about two decades old. That takes a lot of commitment. The program is always scurrying around providing valuable information. Right clicking or hovering provides fast access to valuable features.

Cons: That's a tough one. I am at a loss to think of anything, honestly.

Overall: Using Wing IDE has increased my productivity. The debugger especially has reduced time spent fixing bugs. Writing Python code has become more FUN.

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Spectacular

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: huge feature set, integrated support for many frameworks, external & network debugging, tremendous cross-platform support and choice of keyboard "personality", wonderfully customizable, highly flexible arrangement of windows/tabs/tools, powerful editing and debugging facilities

Cons: There is nothing whatsoever that I dislike about this software.

Overall: I have used Wing for so many years I can't even remember when I started. It is a joy to use. The features just keep coming year after year. Customer support is ridiculously responsive and on target, with responses immediately disseminated to all users. The Wing guys have extraordinarily deep understanding of Python, frameworks, platforms, debugging, and user needs, and a great imagination for features and capabilities.

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Best Python IDE

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The debugger and code navigation tools are some of the best features in WingIDE. It is very easy to trace problems through complicated code. It is easy to jump to areas of code that you need to find. The editor is theme-able and so many of our team work in "dark mode" -- but not everyone. The support is also great -- issues get responded to quickly and fixes pushed within days.

Cons: We do not have any complaints about WingIDE.

Overall: We are an specialized engineering company that writes desktop applications for engineers to perform process simulation and related data analysis. We have been using WingIDE Professional for the past decade with a small team of developers. We could not be happier with the product and the support!

A Senior Software Developer's Review of Wing

Jan 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The software has many great features, but they are all modularized in such a way as not impede those that don't need them. This leads to a very fast learning curve as I don't need to learn about things that I don't need on the way to things I do need.

A particular feature that should get a shout out is the remote development tools. We do a lot of development on AWS and colo hosts and being able to edit directly from my laptop to those hosts is a huge time saver.

Cons: Wing has had some, though not a lot, of stability problems. Wing support has been very helpful in finding and fixing these as they occur.

Overall: At this point, Wing is my primary IDE, which I use for everything that is more complicated than vi or textedit. I use it not just for Python, but also data files (XML, JSON...) and even C++ where I don't need a full blown C++ IDE.

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It's something worth with

Jan 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Debugger. I work with zope/plone enviroments and the ability do place simple brackpoints directly on a code line without import any pdb and without restart the process is, IMHO, what's worth of it.

It is written in python so is really efficient in running python code against other editors written in java o c#

Cons: Editor is a little bit old.

Others IDE add graphic facilities that make them really cool. WingIDE lack of coolness but.

Some recent meta languages haven't their syntaxt hilight (for eample. react jsx)

Overall: I work with wingide (pro) since 5 years. I did try to change it with some other ide totally free... but no one gives to me same level of productivity.

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A Python IDE that release the power of your mind

Jan 28, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's intellectual editor response and fast launch speed help me focus on the logic behind my code. Not to mention the prompt and friendly responses from Support/Sales and mailing list makes us feel like we are astronuts working in the deep space, and always having a solid support team making sure our gears are right for the mission.

Cons: I get lost in the full-functioned preference settings often.

Overall: We are a company providing Natural Langugae Processing solutions, especially in Mandarin. The Stack Data and Debugging tools that can show Chinese characters correctly at some breakpoint saves us a lot of time. We really have a good time at work with such a great tool.

A great IDE

Jan 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Wing has an excellent debugger, with great code inspection and autocomplete. The ability to work on remote projects is great too. Customer support is amazing. You can often expect an email response from the dev team within minutes of filing a bug report.

Cons: Some features are lacking compared to editors with plugin support, and the small development team means new features are often slow to arrive.

Overall: I use Wing every day as part of my job as a Software Engineer. My experience is generally very positive. It is the best IDE I've tried.

Universal Python Debugger

Jan 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Ability to debug anywhere, especially AWS instances...the IDE is on my local box and is driven by the remote cloud instance.

Consistent and just works.

Features and updates are a continuous stream.

Cons: Learning very advanced features can be hard.

Increase productivity and become more effeciency!

Jan 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: How I can organice my work and get good overlook of all running projects.

Cons: The learning curve can be steep, especially if you also new to python language.

Overall: As I mentioned earlier, it increase productivity and allow us to become more effiency. In the end, it's all about time.

Great debugger

Feb 14, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: Easy way to step through python code line by line.

Cons: Not as lightweight as the text editors I am used to.