New features for Python in Visual Studio Code

Python in VS Code May 2020 update addresses 42 issues

Microsoft has released the monthly update of its official Python extension for Visual Studio Code. The May 2020 update adds the option to manually browse for a Python interpreter and lets you try out an experimental feature. Several bug fixes are on board as well.

Results from Python Software Foundation & JetBrains

Python Developer Survey: 84% use Python as main language

Python excels in a number of different sectors, from machine learning and data science to web development. The third annual Python Developer Survey reveals what people use the language for, what tools and frameworks they love, and more.

Deep learning with Python and C++

PyTorch 1.5 arrives with stable C++ frontend API

The second PyTorch release of the year has landed. PyTorch 1.5 brings some of the deep learning library’s previously experimental features into stable mode, including the C++ frontend API. Let’s take a closer look and see what that means—and what else has been updated in this release.

Better together

Integrating Python with Java

Python is an object-oriented scripting language, which automatically makes it a good pair for Java. But when combined with a Python interpreter written entirely in Java, like Jython, you could do things like write entire applets in Python.

Debugging Jupyter notebooks, consoles and source files

JupyterLab now has a visual debugger

For certain tasks, Jupyter users tend to switch to general-purpose IDEs. Therefore, the Jupyter project has decided to add a new feature that Jupyter users have been missing—a visual debugger in JupyterLab. Let’s take a closer look at the features of the debugging extension’s initial release.