Name: [002] Ian Ozsvald
Member: 128 months
Authored: 181 videos
Description: I am the co-founder of ShowMeDo (see, author of `The Screencasting Handbook <>`_ and the founder of the professional screencast production company `ProCasts <>`_: .. image:: ...

Python with Stani's Python Editor (SPE) [ID:003]

a series of video-tutorials by Ian Ozsvald

Two videos to demonstrate editing and debugging of Python code using the excellent SPE toolkit.

Video Tutorials

1. Debugging with WinPDB from Within SPE

The WinPDB graphical debugger can be launched from within SPE to debug Python code. Here I show how to launch the debugger, step through the code and stack frame, inspect variables and exit back to SPE. I also explain the significance of the Magic Letters. You might also want to see ShowMeDos for Wing, PyDev and IPython.

2. Python Development and Navigation with SPE

SPE is a well-featured cross-platform development environment for Python. Here I show you how to write a simple Python program, save the code, run it and navigate using the Explorer, Index and UML Viewer. Complimentary material can be found in the manual and the tutorial at You might also want to see ShowMeDos for Wing, PyDev and IPython.

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Kudos and Thanks for Ian

3 Minute Oveview (What Does Python Look Like?)

simple and informative. you draw me in
70 months ago

Learning Paths

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