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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 ...

Python in Visual Studio Code – Feb 2018 Release

We are pleased to announce that the February 2018 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available from the marketplace and the gallery. You can the download the Python extension from the marketplace, or install it directly from the extension gallery in Visual Studio Code. You can learn more about Python support in ...

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...

Python in Visual Studio Code – Jan 2018 Release

We’re pleased to announce the January 2018 release for the Microsoft Python extension for Visual Studio code is now available. You can the download the Microsoft Python extension for VS Code from the marketplace, or install it directly from the extension gallery in Visual Studio Code. You can learn more about Python support in Visual ...

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 ...

What’s new for Python in Visual Studio 2017 15.6 Preview 1

Today we have released the first preview of our next 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 this post, we're going to take a look at some of the new features we have added for Python developers. As always, the preview ...

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, ...