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Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 RC Released

by Jeff Martin on  Aug 20, 2014

Microsoft continues to polish their powerful (and open source) Python Tools for Visual Studio package, which turns their famous IDE into a powerful Python development environment. This plugin does support the Web and Desktop Express editions of VS2013.

Guido van Rossum Wants to Bring Type Annotations to Python

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 15, 2014

Guido van Rossum, best known as designer of the Python programming language, recently sent out a proposal on the python-ideas mailing list for adding type annotations to Python function declarations. The proposal aims at bringing to Python the benefits provided by static typing without changing Python's dynamic typing nature and interpreter behaviour.

Google Launches Gmail API Beta

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 01, 2014

At the last Google I/O Google has introduced a new Gmail API aiming at "giving developers flexible, RESTful access to the user's inbox, with a natural interface to Threads, Messages, Labels, Drafts, and History", and bringing developers multiple benefits over IMAP, says Google.

Looking at Python and Node.js on Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin on  May 07, 2014

Visual Studio isn't just the web, .NET, and C++. It also provides a full featured editor for Node.js and Python. InfoQ speaks with Microsoft Project Manager Shahrokh Mortazavi to talk about these tools and what they offer developers.

Facebook Open-Sources PlanOut, a Framework for Online Field Experiments

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 25, 2014 1

PlanOut is Facebook's language for online field experiments supporting "A/B tests," factorial designs, and more. According to Facebook, PlanOut makes possible to separate experimental design from application code and allows experimenters to concisely describe their designs. Facebook claims to be using PlanOut to run over a thousand experiments each day that involve hundreds of millions of people.

Domino: Datascience-as-a-Service

by Michael Hausenblas on  Mar 11, 2014

Domino, a Platform-as-a-Service for data science, enables people to do analytical work using languages such as Python or R in the cloud (EC2).

Big Data: Do Languages Really Matter?

by Charles Menguy on  Jan 20, 2014 1

Big Data is a field where even a single millisecond loss can be significant over billions of events. Yet, languages often regarded as slow like Python have gained a lot of popularity in the past year. Recent articles and discussions in the Big Data community have started reigniting the debate around the choice of a programming language for data science and Big Data.

Phusion Passenger App Server Gains Node.js Support

by Felix Holmgren on  Nov 05, 2013

Phusion Passenger, a popular web app server originally for Ruby, now supports Node.js apps. The feature was introduced in the Enterprise edition of Passenger earlier this year, but has been open sourced as of the recent 4.0.21 release of the free version. Phusion Passenger brings Scaling, Statistics, Supervision and Multitenancy to Node.js. InfoQ talked to Phusion's CTO Hongli Lai.

CodeCube Offers Shareable, Runnable Code Samples

by Brian Rinaldi on  Oct 25, 2013

CodeCube is a new service and open source project that aims to improve collaboration by allowing developers to both share and run code samples in a secure manner via the browser.

IPython Gets Better Input Transformation Framework, Conversion Tool

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Aug 12, 2013 1

IPython, a rich architecture for interactive computing, just reached 1.0. The release sees addition of NbConvert, which converts IPython notebooks to other formats, better flexibility in how user input is handled and more.

GAE 1.8.2 Introduces Dedicated Memcache and Modules

by Abel Avram on  Jul 18, 2013 2

Google App Engine developers can now access dedicated cache up to 20GB of memory and split the application in modules providing stateless and secure services.

Google Releases Mirror API for Glass

by Abel Avram on  Apr 16, 2013

Google has released the Mirror API for writing Glassware applications and the final specification for Glass devices.

Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.0 Adds IntelliSense, Virtualenv and Windows Azure Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 01, 2013

Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.0 alpha release includes support for Intellisense, Virtualenv, Windows Azure, Cloud Service, Web Sites and Client Libraries.

Community-Driven Research: What's Your Next JVM Language?

by Dio Synodinos on  Nov 27, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 12th question: "What's Your Next JVM Language?". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

Customize AWS Elastic Beanstalk with Configuration Files

by Bienvenido David on  Nov 05, 2012 1

AWS Elastic Beanstalk can now be customized and configured via YAML configuration files. You can use configuration files to download and install packages, download and extract archives, create files, create users/groups, run commands, start and stop services, and define container settings.

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