Python is an amazing programming language that makes software development productive and fun. Python is open source, was created by a community of thousands of developers world-wide, and is used by about 14% of all programmers today. These are my thoughts as a user, advocate, co-author of an IDE for Python, and a director of the Python Software Foundation.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Finally ... a new review of Python IDEs

For some reason, it's been a long time since I've seen a review of Python IDEs. The Utah Python Users Group just did a Review of Six Python IDEs, including PyDev (based on Eclipse), Eric3, Boa Constructor, BlackAdder, Komodo, and Wing IDE. Needless to say I was happy to see Wing IDE do well, although I also liked this review because it's a great example of what user groups can do.

PyCon 2006 Call for Proposals

The PyCon 2006 Call for Proposals has just been released. The submission deadline is October 31, 2005.

PyCon 2006 will be held February 24-26 2006 in Addison, Texas (near Dallas), at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum hotel. A day of tutorials will be held the day before the conference, on February 23, and a four-day sprint will be held after the conference, from February 27 to March 2.

This is a fantastic annual Python developers conference, not to be missed if you are serious about Python. Even if you don't have a presentation to make, considering doing a Lightning Talk or bringing a topic to Open Space. See past conferences for a better idea of what will go on at PyCon 2006.