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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, ...

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 ...

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'...

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 ...

Python support is now stable in Visual Studio 2017

Today we have released our next update to Visual Studio 2017, and it's the one you've been waiting for. As of today, the Python development and Data Science and Analytical Applications workloads are stable and ready for production use. You can read our post on the Visual Studio blog for an overview of what is new, and we will release a ...

Python support in Visual Studio 2017

[Updated 7 March 2015] We have now released the preview version of Visual Studio 2017 referred to in this post. Please see our release blog post for more information. Over the last few months, Visual Studio 2017 has been in preview and many of you have been trying it out and providing feedback. We are very appreciative of everyone who has ...

A template for using Python on Azure Web Apps

Back in August we had a blog post on using newer versions of Python on Azure App Service. In that post we outlined why we were working on this alternative approach to using Python on Azure App Service and provided basic templates of key files you needed to make the approach work. While that approach still works, we realized there were some ...