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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

Red Hat packages newer versions of Ruby, Python

Software Collections 1.0 is designed for developers seeking access to cutting-edge progamming tools with support

Review: 4 killer cloud IDEs

Browser-based JSFiddle, Icenium, Cloud9, and Codenvy stretch from client-side JavaScript and HTML5 to server-side Java and Web stacks

Google simplifies integration of SMS and voice with App Engine

New Python and Java libraries allow for integration with Twilio's cloud-based communications platform

10 cloud IDEs let you ditch the desktop

These cool Web-based development tools bring coding to the browser

CodeMirror: Edit code in your browser

JavaScript-based code editor supports JavaScript, C, C++, C#, Java, SQL, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby -- you name it

The dark side of the beloved Python

The schism between Python 2.x and 3.x and other deficiencies frustrate its enthusiastic developer community

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