[Sublime + Python Setup] How to become a happier & more productive Python dev

Hey there,

I really struggled with setting up an effective development environment as a new Python developer.

It was difficult to build the right habits and to find a set of tools I enjoyed to use.

Back then I didn't understand how much this impacted my productivity.

I didn't even know some of the most valuable practices and tools I'm using today *existed*.

As my experience grew I understood this was a common pain among Python developers.

No matter who I spoke with—colleagues, strangers at a conference, or developers on web forums and mailing lists—I saw similar struggles.

Today I believe most Python programmers can make leaps in their productivity by adopting just a few key practices and tools into their workflow.

Over the next 5 days, I'll walk you step by step through 5 common issues with Python development setups—and show you how to avoid them.

I experienced them all myself and in some cases helped others through them as a colleague and a team lead. If you can avoid these issues you'll become a happier and more effective Python developer.

Talk to you again tomorrow.

— Dan Bader

P.S. Issue #1 is about one of the worst bugs I’ve ever encountered… and it could’ve been prevented so easily.

You’ll shake your head when I give you the “dirty details” in my next email.

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