Python Tools for Visual Studio

Last 6 months I’m looking not only Microsoft technologies. I’m using Objective-C and Python languages now.

I’ve awesome news: Microsoft released a new beta of the Python Tools for Visual Studio.

Python Tools for Visual Studio is a free & open source plug-in for Visual Studio 2010. The Python tools are put together by a small team from Microsoft’s Technical Computing Group and released on Codeplex.

An integrated environment for developing Python in VS2010

  • Advanced editing, Intellisense, browsing, “Find all refs”, REPL, …
  • Supports CPython and IronPython
  • Local & Cluster/remote debugging
  • Profiling with multiple views
  • Interactive parallel computing via integrated IPython REPL
  • Support for HPC clusters and MPI, including debugging support
  • NumPy & SciPy for .Net
  • Support for Cloud Computing (soon)
  • Support for Dryad (large scale, data-intensive parallel programming) (soon)
  • Free & Open Source (Apache 2.0)

There are a few screens:


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