How to set up Visual Studio Code for Python Programming

Install Python, Git Bash and Visual Studio Code.

Learn How to set up Visual Studio Code for Python Programming.

What you’ll learn

  • Install Visual Studio Code.
  • Set Up Extensions.
  • Set Up Visual Studio Code for Python Development.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Installation and Set Up –> 10 lectures • 40min.

How to set up Visual Studio Code for Python Programming


  • Basic Programming Knowledge.

Learn How to set up Visual Studio Code for Python Programming.

You will start off by installing Python,  and then proceed to install Git Bash, and finally, we will download and install Visual Studio Code.

The course will then take you to set up Visual Studio Code for Python Programming in a professional manner.

We are going to install the extensions for working with Python

We will write a short Python program to test the editor.


The Benefit of Setting Up a Professional IDE for your Python Development;


The overall goal and main benefit of an integrated development environment are improved developer productivity. IDEs boost productivity by reducing setup time, increasing the speed of development tasks, keeping developers up to date, and standardizing the development process.

  • Faster setup: Without an IDE interface, developers would need to spend time configuring multiple development tools. With the application integration of an IDE, developers have the same set of capabilities in one place, without the need for constantly switching tools.
  • Faster development tasks: Tighter integration of all development tasks improves developer productivity. For example, code can be parsed and syntax checked while being edited, providing instant feedback when syntax errors are introduced. Developers don’t need to switch between applications to complete tasks. In addition, the IDE’s tools and features help developers organize resources, prevent mistakes and take shortcuts.

Further, IDEs streamline development by encouraging holistic thinking. They force developers to think of their actions in terms of the entire development lifecycle, rather than as a series of discrete tasks.

  • Continual learning: Staying up to date and educated is another benefit. For instance, the IDE’s help topics are constantly being updated, as well as new samples, project templates, etc. Programmers who are continually learning and current with best practices are more likely to contribute value to the team and the enterprise, and to boost productivity.
  • Standardization: The IDE interface standardizes the development process, which helps developers work together more smoothly and helps new hires get up to speed more quickly.


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