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Python’s popularity surges as a mainstay language

Java, C, C++, VisualBasic.Net, Kotlin, Matlab, Rust, and TypeScript also gain while Ruby and F# slip

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PyOxidizer uses Rust to make Python executables

A new project written in Rust aims to make it easier to distribute Python applications as standalone binaries

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How to use cProfile to profile Python code

Why is your Python app so slow? Find out by using Python’s built-in profiler to locate bottlenecks in your Python code

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Python to be guided by a steering council

An expected light touch may mean developers won’t notice much difference in how the language evolves

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How to use the Python debugger

Learn how to perform interactive Python debugging with a built-in library you can embed directly into a Python app

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PyText builds on PyTorch for language recognition

A Facebook project for natural language processing is now open source, and it promises better ways to mine texts for meaning

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Tutorial: Spark application architecture and clusters

Learn how Spark components work together and how Spark applications run on standalone and YARN clusters

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Visual Studio Code’s Python add-on tries out data science

Data exploration and machine learning models are enabled via a Python language extension

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Python threading and subprocesses explained

Take advantage of Python’s ability to parallelize workloads using threads for I/O-bound tasks and subprocesses for CPU-bound tasks

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PyTorch 1.0 accelerates Python machine learning with native code

The PyTorch 1.0 release candidate introduces Torch Script, a Python subset that can be JIT-compiled into C++ or other high-speed code

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Nuitka Python-to-C compiler readies big performance gains

Nuitka 0.6 lays the groundwork for major code optimizations — and faster and more portable Python applications

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Azure’s new machine learning features embrace Python

New tools for Azure ML include integration with Python environments and self-tuning training for machine learning models

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Python virtualenv and venv do’s and don’ts

Python virtual environments shine for keeping projects and conflicting packages separate. Just keep these do’s and don’ts in mind

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New Python app profiler uses Rust for speed and safety

The Py-Spy profiler can profile Python applications without modifying source code, and it installs using Python’s native package management

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Breakthrough: Python reaches Tiobe index Top 3

Python displaces C++ in the popularity ranking, and places high in the PyPL and RedMonk rankings too

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Microsoft adds Python support to Power BI

A preview feature allows Python scripts to be used as data sources and as a way to create visualizations in Power BI Desktop

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Review: 13 Python web frameworks compared

Python programmers have many excellent options for creating web apps and APIs; Django, Weppy, Bottle, and Flask lead the way

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Python scales language popularity charts

Already tops in the IEEE and PyPL rankings, Python could soon conquer the Tiobe index too

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Guido van Rossum resigns: What’s next for Python

Python’s designer explains why he stepped down as “benevolent dictator for life”—and how he’ll stay involved with the language

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Microsoft brings Python coding help beyond Visual Studio

The beta extension is available now, with the full Python Language Server implementation due by 2019

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