Microsoft Launches Python Tools for Visual Studio Beta
Microsoft delivered a set of tools for Python developers on .NET -- Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS) -- at the annual PyCon confab for Python developers.Microsoft has launched the beta release of a new set of tools for Python developers, Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS). The software giant introduced the new integrated development environment (IDE) at the PyCon 2011 conference, which runs March 9-17 in Atlanta. According to the project's Web page on Microsoft's CodePlex open-source community site, a second beta of Python Tools for Visual Studio is expected in the summer of 2011 and the technology will ship in the fall or 2011.
Python Tools for Visual Studio is a free and open-source plug-in for Visual Studio 2010 from Microsoft's Technical Computing Group. PTVS enables developers to use all the major productivity features of Visual Studio to build Python code using either CPython or IronPython and adds new features such as using high-performance computing clusters to scale code.
- Advanced editing, IntelliSense, browsing, "Find all," REPL ...
- Supports CPython and IronPython
- Local and cluster/remote debugging
- Profiling with multiple views
- Interactive parallel computing via integrated IPython REPL
- Support for HPC clusters and MPI, including debugging support
- NumPy and SciPy for .NET
- Support for cloud computing (soon)
- Support for Map/Reduce and Big Data (soon)
- Free and open source (Apache 2.0)