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Steering council accepted PEP 602

Python is switching to an annual release cycle

Python has picked up its pace! New major versions of the programming language will now be released every year, as opposed to the previous cycle of one and a half years. The change will affect the upcoming major version, Python 3.9, which will be moved forward by six months.

Interview with Francisco Rivas

Programming Alexa Skills with Python – how does it work?

Have you already created an Alexa Skill? Are you interested? Francisco Rivas is a voice expert at Navteca and will give a talk at VoiceCon 2019 about how Alexa Skills can be developed with Python. We caught up with him for an interview to talk about Alexa, Python and the voice revolution we’re facing right now.

It's Python's world; we all just live in it.

Top programming languages in 2019: Python sweeps the board

Python is fit for a king. A report from IEEE Spectrum shows that Python reigns in the enterprise, web, and embedded programming landscapes. Where does Java fit into the rankings? Although Java holds down the fort as the top mobile programming language, C is not far behind, and Kotlin has been moving up the ranks as more and more Android developers turn to it for their mobile dev needs.

Other digital skills are no longer optional

DevOps, C++ & Python most in demand job skills

DevOps, C++ & Python are indispensable skills in tech, showing a huge year-on-year growth as well as continued dominance in terms of what employers want. However, there is also a trend that more and more digital skills are demanded from those working in non-IT positions as well.

Heating things up

Python Fire v0.2.0 CLI library upgrades with new improvements

Python Fire turns up with a new update. The latest release, version v0.2.0 adds some new improvements. This library auto-generates command line interfaces (CLI) from any Python object. You can call Fire on Python functions, classes, objects, dicts, or anything else!

Fast start-up for small Python scripts

ExpressPython: Lightweight, portable Python editor for small scripts

There are many IDEs for Python, and it’s time for one more. ExpressPython is a lightweight, small code editor for Python 3. Originally built to help teach students how to code, it can be used in programming competitions, or just when you need a fast, small, clean code editor.

Is there still room for Perl?

TIOBE Index July 2019: Perl hits its lowest popularity

Are Perl’s days numbered? As Python continues to rise up the TIOBE Index, Perl lands in its all-time lowest spot on the charts. However, don’t be so quick to declare its death. Let’s take a look at this programming language, its waning popularity, and what its current developers are using it for. (Did you know DuckDuckGo uses Perl?)

TIOBE Index for June 2019

Will Python overtake Java as the most used programming language?

Java and C are the most popular programming languages, however, Python continues to see amazing growth in 2019. The TIOBE Index claimed that Python might overtake Java and C as the most popular language in a few years. Is this accurate? Let’s take a look at this month’s index and see what the projections are.

Dive deeper into your data

Create interactive data-exploration tools and web apps with Python in Panel

Python continues to be the language of choice for all things scientific. Panel is a new open source high-level library for creating ways of showing off scientific data. It supports popular Python plotting libraries such as Bokeh, Matplotlib, and Datashader for data visualization. Create reactive objects with Panel and compose plots, tables, and more.