Monday, August 30, 2010

IronPython : the future…


As a developer who focuses more on development  for Windows platform but loved the power of Python, one can’t help but to keep a tab on the development  of IronPython.

I made myself a clear conditional “breakpoint” that when i do see IronPython officially supported in Visual Studio releases, i would use IronPython for my Windows development.

Its been some time  since i have waited with much hope to such a release only to be greeted by some semi-1.1 released of sample Visual studio integration and that obsolete VS isolated integration sample still hosted in codeplex.

The latest as of this writing is Python2.7 Alpha one that comes with some free tools to make the IDE 2010 works with IronPython.

I also came across this article :

And (one of the guys who wrote about using VIM with python as IDE comment)

Alain M. Lafon said...

I read this on the weekend just before I wanted to adopt IronPython into our company. It was supposed to make C# obsolete.
Well.. what can I say. It sucks to use any M$ tech. I should stick to OSX and Linux and leave my current employer due to strict use of M$ tech.
Sorry to say that man, but your story reads just like that to me.
I want to thank you for your great work, though. And I wish you all the best for your NY future(;

Now back to my Cpython on WingIDE….