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Python and Django on Heroku

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 29, 2011

Python has joined the growing ranks of officially-supported languages on Heroku's polyglot platform, going into public beta this week. Python was the most-requested language for Heroku, and it brings with the Django web framework.

Google Adjusts GAE Pricing Terms Based on User Reaction

by Abel Avram on  Sep 13, 2011

Google has reacted to recent developments regarding the increase in GAE prices which took developers by surprise, making a number of adjustments to the pricing plan, the most important being: the new billing is delayed until November 1st and the number of free Instance-Hours is raised from 24/day to 28/day.

Google App Engine Price Rises Shock Developers

by Charles Humble on  Sep 05, 2011 7

Google has announced that its cloud computing service, App Engine, will officially lose its "preview" tag in the second half of September. At the same the company is raising prices, presumably in an effort to turn the product into another profit centre for the company.

Official Support for Jython in Visual Studio

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 29, 2011 1

Python Tools for Visual Studio, which has its first production release today, now supports all four major Python interpreters, CPython, IronPython, Jython, and PyPy. It is available with the free Visual Studio Integrated Shell or as a plugin for Visual Studio Professional.

Reports from the Field: Python 3 with Hardcoded Software

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 09, 2011 1

The production version of Python 3 has been available for about two and a half years. Since it breaks backwards compatibility with the Python 2.x series there has been a lot of mixed reactions to it. To get a developer’s perspective on Python 3 we decided to interview Virgil Dupras.

Refactoring and Profiling Python with Visual Studio

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 27, 2011

Microsoft’s Developer Division has released a release candidate of Python Tools for Visual Studio. In addition to supporting refactoring in CPython and IronPython, this release offers support for MPI (Message Passing Interface) and Microsoft HPC (High Performance Computing). Visual Studio Ultimate owners also get a profiler for CPython.

NumPy and SciPy for .NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 25, 2011

As part of the Python Tools for Visual Studio project the well-known NumPy and SciPy libraries were ported to .NET. The port, which combines C# and C interfaces over a native C core, was done in such a way that all .NET languages can take advantage of it.

Apache promotes Libcloud to Top-Level-Project

by Michael Stal on  May 27, 2011

The Apache Foundation has announced on May 25th that it has graduated Libcloud from Incubator status to a Top-Level Project. Libcloud represents a Python library that introduces a vendor-neutral interface to proprietary APIs of various cloud providers. As a Top-Level-Project the solution will get much more awareness and support from the open-source community in the future.

OpenStack Discusses Cactus, Previews Diablo

by Michael Floyd on  Apr 25, 2011

The OpenStack project gathered late last week, and amidst the Amazon EBS debacle, held a Webinar to both elaborate on new features introduced in Cactus and describe anticipated elements of the upcoming Diablo release.

Visual Studio Support for CPython

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Apr 07, 2011

Microsoft Technical Computing Group has just announced the Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS) open source project. PTVS improves on the IronPython Tools for Visual Studio code base (introduced in IronPython 2.7) and adds CPython, Cluster support and new modules like NumPy and SciPy in .Net.

IronPython Fully Implements Python 2.7

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Apr 05, 2011 2

IronPython 2.7 has been released with new features including improved tooling inside Visual Studio, better interoperability with LINQ and extension methods, better documentation, and full language parity with Python 2.7.

The Last Flight of the Unladen Swallow

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 30, 2011

Unladen Swallow was an attempt to bring LLVM optimisations to the CPython runtime, but hasn't seen significant activity for the last year. Now, a Unladen swallow retrospective confirms that the project is defunct and is no longer being developed. What happened?

Appcelerator Buys Aptana

by Mirko Stocker on  Jan 22, 2011

Appcelerator, the company behind the Titanium application development platform, has acquired Aptana. Aptana Studio 3, the Eclipse-based IDE with tightly integrated support for JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Ruby, Python and PHP, is due to be released this quarter.

Python Wins Tiobe's Language of the Year Award for 2010

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jan 19, 2011 3

Tiobe's award is given to the programming language that gained most market share in 2010. Objective-C was the leader for most of 2010 but got lost ground in the last couple of months. Python grew it's market share by 1.81% since January 2010, which is nearly 4 times the overall marketshare of SAP's programming language ABAP.

Languages Come to Javascript VMs: CoffeeScript 1.0, StratifiedJS, C/C++ with Emscripten, Python

by Werner Schuster on  Dec 25, 2010 7

Javascript's ubiquity and increasingly fast VMs have made it an interesting runtime for languages. InfoQ looks at languages and tools that compile to Javascript: CoffeeScript 1.0, StratifiedJS, the Emscripten LLVM backend which brings C/C++ to Javascript, and more.

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