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ngrok vs PyCharm: What are the differences?

Developers describe ngrok as "Securely expose a local web server to the internet and capture all traffic for detailed inspection and replay". ngrok is a reverse proxy that creates a secure tunnel between from a public endpoint to a locally running web service. ngrok captures and analyzes all traffic over the tunnel for later inspection and replay. On the other hand, PyCharm is detailed as "The Most Intelligent Python IDE". PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!.

ngrok belongs to "localhost Tools" category of the tech stack, while PyCharm can be primarily classified under "Integrated Development Environment".

Some of the features offered by ngrok are:

  • Expose any http service behind a NAT or firewall to the internet on a subdomain of ngrok.com
  • Expose any tcp service behind a NAT or firewall to the internet on a random port of ngrok.com
  • Inspect all http requests/responses that are transmitted over the tunnel

On the other hand, PyCharm provides the following key features:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Auto-Indentation and code formatting
  • Code completion

"Easy to use" is the top reason why over 18 developers like ngrok, while over 93 developers mention "Smart auto-completion" as the leading cause for choosing PyCharm.

ngrok is an open source tool with 16.5K GitHub stars and 2.87K GitHub forks. Here's a link to ngrok's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, PyCharm has a broader approval, being mentioned in 372 company stacks & 527 developers stacks; compared to ngrok, which is listed in 26 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

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What is ngrok?

ngrok is a reverse proxy that creates a secure tunnel between from a public endpoint to a locally running web service. ngrok captures and analyzes all traffic over the tunnel for later inspection and replay.

What is PyCharm?

PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!
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What are some alternatives to ngrok and PyCharm?
nginx
nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
PageKite
PageKite is a system for exposing localhost servers to the public Internet. It is most commonly used to make local web servers or SSH servers publicly visible, although almost any TCP-based protocol can work if the client knows how to use an HTTP proxy.
MAMP
It can be installed under macOS and Windows with just a few clicks. It provides them with all the tools they need to run WordPress on their desktop PC for testing or development purposes, for example. It doesn't matter if you prefer Apache or Nginx or if you want to work with PHP, Python, Perl or Ruby.
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The #1 cross-platform terminal with built-in ssh client which works as your own portable server management system in any situation.
GoTTY
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Yaakov Gesher uses PyCharmPyCharm

PyCharm is our preferred IDE for python apps, for all its simple awesomeness in writing code, as well as the ease with which you can run a Django shell, a web server, or run tests.

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Eliana Abraham uses PyCharmPyCharm

I used pycharm for Machine learning. Then I switched back to sublime and I am going to try atom now.

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Viraat Chandra uses PyCharmPyCharm

Free for community projects... Must try for those looking for Python IDEs. Works out of the box.

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BobStein uses PyCharmPyCharm
  • great editor
  • helpful configurations, though tedious
  • online docs (rival stackoverflow)
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Seungkwon Park uses PyCharmPyCharm

처음 파이썬을 배웠을 때 pycharm으로 배웠습니다. 지금은 빔을 사용하기 때문에 사용하진 않습니다.

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