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  • .NET News Roundup - Week of April 19th, 2021

    This past week was marked by the announcement of Visual Studio 2022, the first 64-bit version of the popular .NET IDE. InfoQ examined this and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of April 19th, 2021.

  • New Leadership for IronPython

    Leadership of the community run IronPython project has been passed to Alex Earl and Benedikt Eggers. Jeff Hardy, the previous leader, has been running the project since Microsoft ceased active involvement in 2010.

  • Package Management for Python Tools for Visual Studio

    Package Management for Python Tools for Visual Studio Microsoft is continuing its efforts to support Python in Visual Studio. Still in beta, Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.2 (PTVS) brings more of the standard features found in other VS supported languages such as C# and VB including code snippets, an auto watch window, and package management.

  • Official Support for Jython in Visual Studio

    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.

  • Refactoring and Profiling Python with Visual Studio

    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

    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.

  • Visual Studio Support for CPython

    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

    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.

  • A Mono Update

    Last week Miguel de Icaza published a long post listing all the work the Mono team at Novell has been doing since the move to GitHub in July 2010. Much of the new work has been around language development and MonoDevelop improvements.

  • IronPython/IronRuby have Decided on Github and CodePlex

    Since Microsoft announced that it was giving up control of its Iron languages, there has been a quiet debate on where to host the project. The negotiations have finally been settled and the winner is Github for source control and CodePlex for issue tracking.

  • Microsoft is Turning Control of Iron Languages to Miguel de Icaza and Jimmy Schementi

    Jason Zander has announced that Microsoft will be turning over IronPython and IronRuby to Miguel de Icaza of Novell/Mono and former IronRuby lead Jimmy Schementi. Jimmy left Microsoft in July to join Lab49. IronPython will have two additional coordinators: Michael Foord, co-author of IronPython in Action and IronPython MVP Jeff Hardy.

  • IDE Support for IronPython and IronRuby

    Two of the top three IDEs for .NET are now supporting dynamic programming languages. While SharpDevelop 3.2 continues to enhance its support both IronPython and IronRuby, Microsoft is entering the game with IronPython Tools for Visual Studio and SapphireSteel is still offering Ruby in Steel.

  • New Release Candidates for IronPython and IronRuby

    When the Dynamic Language Runtime was announced there were four languages under consideration, VB, Ruby, ECMAScript, and Python. While there has been no mention of DLR version of VB and ECMAScript in years, IronRuby and IronPython are about the celebrate major releases.

  • PyBinding: Python Scripting for XAML

    WPF developers often find themselves with an unappetizing choice. They have to either pollute their code-behind files with special case logic or create value converter classes, most of which will only be used once. PyBinding offers a third option, embedding small scripts right inside the XAML.

  • Embed Python, Ruby, and XAML directly into your HTML with Gestalt

    JavaScript is a language that is showing its age. A lot of developers now prefer to work with languages like Ruby or Python, falling back on JavaScript only for the browser. Sure there were attempts to support other languages in the browser like VBScript, but they never really took off. Well Microsoft is trying again, this time with Python and Ruby.