I am an experienced Java programmer and I recently started learning Python, and wanted to know what is a good set of development tools for Python. A quick Google search brought me to this question on Stack Overflow - What IDE to use for Python?. This thread has a lot of useful information and gave me a good sense of what several developers like and use. Unfortunately it was locked 2 years ago in 2010, so maybe it is outdated?
I find this situation a bit unfortunate because, such opinions/recommendations are quite useful especially when you are a beginner. When such recommendations are made on Stack Overflow you can also get a sense of credibility because you can see who made that recommendation, and also how did the extremely smart Stack Overflow community respond to it via up-votes and/or comments.
Maybe we can be a bit liberal on what sort of questions are allowed on Stack Overflow. I imagine one of the concerns is that people can get into heated arguments, but maybe the solution should be to keep such people in check (by blocking them? or something like that) rather than not even discuss a topic.