When comparing Eric Python IDE vs Browxy, the Slant community recommends Browxy for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud IDEs for Python?” Browxy is ranked 1st while Eric Python IDE is ranked 5th.
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Pro Integrated python debugger
Eric has a python debugger built-in.
Pro Good project management
Pro Integration with version control software
Integrates with various VCS.
Pro Integrated class browser
With Eric you can easily browse all classes in your current Python project and display the methods for a given class.
Pro Create a simple Java project in one click
Pro The new beta version has a forum to ask for coding help
The new beta version supports a full forum backed up with PHPBB to ask for help in any of the supported languages.
Pro The new beta version supports a full filetree to add/create and delete files
Pro Publish your project to a public URL
Pro Add, create and delete your projects
Create code from a flowchart and a flowchart from code.
Pro Integrated dbugger
Pro No login required to run programs
Pro Run interactive programs and applets
Pro The new beta version supports more languages
It supports C, C++, Java, Php, Python and C#.
Con Complex interface
Eric has a very complex UI. It overwhelms you with sections and windows and doesn't let you focus on code. Every tool is displayed on the top bars (there are 3) with no logical grouping or structure whatsoever.
Con Auto completion is not very good
The auto completion is not top-notch compared to other IDEs and text editors. In fact, many people recommend installing a third-party plugin to improve the auto completion found in Eric.