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Python in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7

Note: This post was originally published with Visual Studio 15.7 Preview 4, it has been updated to reflect the latest as of Visual Studio 15.7 RTM. We have released the 15.7 update to Visual Studio 2017. You will see a notification in Visual Studio within the next few days, or you can download the new installer from visualstudio.com. In ...
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Python in Visual Studio 15.7 Preview

Note: this blog post was first released for 15.7 Preview 1, and has been updated to reflect the latest as of 15.7 Preview 3 We have released the third preview of our next update to Visual Studio 2017. If you already have the preview installed you will see a notification in Visual Studio within the next few days, or you can download the ...
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Visual Studio Code is now shipping with Anaconda!

For everyone from enterprise programmers to data scientists, Python is one of the most popular dynamic languages for software development. Anaconda, the most popular Python data science platform, provides 6 million users with a streamlined Python environment on Windows, Mac or Linux. And starting today, Visual Studio Code, Microsoft's free and...
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North Bay Python 2017 Recap

(image) Last week I had the privilege to attend the inaugural North Bay Python conference, held in Petaluma, California in the USA. Being part of any community-run conference is always enjoyable, and to help launch a new one was very exciting. In this post, I'm going to briefly tell you about the conference and help you find recordings of ...
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Don Jayamanne, creator of the Python extension for Visual Studio Code, joins Microsoft

I'm delighted to announce that Don Jayamanne, the author of the most popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code, has joined Microsoft! Starting immediately, Microsoft will be publishing and supporting the extension. You will receive the update automatically, or visit our Visual Studio Marketplace page and click "Install". Python has a ...
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Idiomatic Python: functions versus classes

In Python, everything is an object. Compared to Java which forces you to code everything in an object-oriented programming style but still has the concept of primitive types which are not objects on their own (although Java 5 added autoboxing to help hide this discrepancy), Python has no primitive types which aren't objects but provides the ...

Python updates in Visual Studio 15.4 Preview 1

It's been a while since we last posted, and we've been hard at work on new features for Python in Visual Studio 2017. Today, the first preview of the next update has been released, which you can install from visualstudio.com or by updating your existing Preview install. In this post, we'll briefly discuss the new features in this preview, ...
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PyData Seattle is next week!

Next week, we'll be hosting PyData Seattle 2017 at Microsoft. Several hundred attendees, speakers and teachers will converge on our main conference center for three days of talks, tutorials, and other fun. (image) What is PyData? PyData is a regular conference that occurs all around the world multiple times every year. With a focus on data ...
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PyCon US 2017 wrap-up

Last week we took our Python team on the road to PyCon US 2017, which was held in Portland, Oregon, USA. (image) PyCon is our best opportunity for our engineers to meet the broad range of people who make up the Python community. We love the chance to hang out at our booth, meet and chat with anyone who comes by, and show off the things we'...
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Come visit us at PyCon US 2017!

(image) With PyCon US 2017 happening later this week, we wanted to let you know what we will be up to at the conference! To start, thanks to our platinum sponsorship this year, we are going to have a booth in the exhibit hall. This will provide you a place to come if you have any questions involving Python and Microsoft. We are also going ...