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Episode #191: Python's journey at Microsoft

Published Tues, Dec 18, 2018, recorded Thurs, Dec 6, 2018.


When you think about Microsoft, do you think about Python? Maybe not, but you probably should. They have been doing an incredible amount of work to improve Python for folks on Windows as well as the broader community. You can think of the wild growth of Visual Studio code. But did you know that 5 core developers work there and the majority of Python development happens on Windows?

Join me along with Steve Dower (a core dev working at Microsoft), who just published an amazing retrospective of Python at Microsoft entitled: Python at Microsoft: flying under the radar.

Links from the show

Medium post: Python at Microsoft: flying under the radar: medium.com
Steve's presentations: stevedower.id.au/speaking
Python Development on Windows: aka.ms/python
Azure Build Pipelines: azure.com/pipelines
Azure data prep: docs.microsoft.com
Python 3.7 in the Windows App Store: microsoft.com
knack CLI package: github.com/Microsoft/knack
Python Developers Survey 2017 Results: jetbrains.com

Steve Dower
Steve Dower
Steve is an engineer who tells people about Python and then gives them excuses to use it and great tools to use it with. He is a core contributor and Windows expert for CPython, and works at Microsoft making sure Python developers are well supported across Windows, Azure, and other Microsoft platforms.
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