With everyone blogging about Java from JavaOne, I thought I’d say a few words about my current favorite programming language: Python.
I spend a lot of time with feet in both the Linux (workstations & servers) and Microsoft Windows (workstations, servers, and Pocket PCs) worlds. And, Python is the software glue that keeps my sanity together while leaping between them. Yet, until tonight I never thought to search Microsoft.com itself for information about Python. If you haven’t done so either, you might want to. The results are interesting [ Search for Python on Microsoft.com ]
Sidenote: An interesting sequence of events led me to this search. I was running a low-grade fever after I got home this evening and plopped down in front of the TV instead of the computer. The Turner Classic Movie channel was showing the Indian film Dil Chahta Hai. This brought to mind that I had seen an article about Microsoft India looking for people to staff the Microsoft Next Generation Shell project who are described as… Candidates should have Windows NT or Windows 2000 system programming experience, development experience with object-oriented languages and design methodologies as well as with scripting and shell languages like PERL, Python and Bash… Then, I recalled that Mark Hammond’s experimental Python for .NET compiler was funded by Microsoft. Then… well… my curiousity got to me and I hoisted myself off of the couch to search around Microsoft.com.
So, if you are a Python fan who has an interest in Microsoft Windows, search around Microsoft’s various web sites. You might find some items that interests you as I did tonight.
Thoughts, comments, opinions on using Python in a Windows world?