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Hidden gems: 10 Python tools too good to overlook

Parsing, image processing, computation -- these little-known Python libraries have you covered

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Preprocessor for C/C++ gives full code details

CPIP preprocessor, implemented in Python, aims to provide developers with a wealth of information about their code

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Excel gets Python programming power, thanks to Xlwings library

A new Python library allows Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Python applications to share data and code

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Pedal to the metal: PyPy 2.4 powers up Python

JIT-powered Python engine PyPy was already fast, but version 2.4 charges further ahead, thanks to multithreaded optimizations

Pyston compiler cranks up Python thanks to LLVM

Dropbox's compiler for Python uses the LLVM to push the language closer to C/C++ speeds, but it's far from production-ready

Python puts its print on multitouch apps with Kivy

The Kivy library is based on cross-platform OpenGL, so native apps can run on iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, and OS X

Python bumps off Java as top learning language

Eight out of the top 10 universities now use Python to introduce programming, a researcher has found

Expert interview: How to scale Django

Eventbrite's John Shuping and Simon Willison reveal all about scaling Django, the Python Web framework developers love

Micro Python's tiny circuits: Python variant targets microcontrollers

Slimmed-down version of Python, rebuilt from the ground up, is designed to run fast and lean on microcontroller hardware

Best starter programming language? 8 top picks of developers

Programmers weigh in on why each of these popular first coding languages is the best one for beginners

Perl language's popularity hits all-time low

The Tiobe language index shows that Python and Ruby have gained in popularity at Perl's expense

You say Python, and I say Perl ...

Or rather, let's admit there's a right tool for every job, and the multilingual developer is painted into fewer corners

Fatal abstraction: A bottom-up view of high-level languages

Can a low-level guy with a data center mindset find happiness with modern programming languages? I'm trying

IPython founder details road map for interactive computing platform

Developer Fernando Perez says JavaScript and multi-user capabilities will be highlighted in coming upgrades of data analysis/visualization project

Visual Basic.Net on the upswing with developers

Microsoft programming language climbs into the top 10 of monthly Tiobe language popularity index

Apache Libcloud: One Python library for all clouds

Open source library also supports block and object storage, key management, load balancing, and CDN features

Python 3.4.0 goes to beta with slew of new modules

Statistics modules, asynchronous I/O, memory allocation tracing, and better hash algorithms are in, but upgrades still largely manual

Bossie Awards 2013: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's top picks among all of the languages, frameworks, libraries, and tools that programmers use

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