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The best programming language to learn

Python is clearly the best choice, unless a better choice is Java or JavaScript. Let’s compare

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What is PyPy? Faster Python without pain

PyPy is a drop-in replacement for the stock Python interpreter that is many times faster for some Python programs

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Nornir offers Python-based network-management automation

The alternative to Ansible promises less work for automation developers

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What is Jupyter Notebook? Data analysis made easier

Jupyter Notebook combines live code, graphics, visualizations, and text in shareable notebooks that run in a web browser

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Microsoft unveils speedy type checker for Python

Pyright aims to be a faster type checker for Python than existing projects, and doesn't need Python itself

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PyPy 7 speeds up Python 2.7, Python 3.5, and Python 3.6 alike

The latest release of the JIT-compiling Python runtime updates support for three major versions of Python in one go

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JavaScript overtakes Java as most-known programming language

HackerRank skills survey finds developers mostly know JavaScript and Java, want to learn Go, Kotlin, and Python

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Python’s popularity surges as a mainstay language

Java, C, C++, VisualBasic.Net, Kotlin, Matlab, Rust, and TypeScript also gain while Ruby and F# slip

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PyOxidizer uses Rust to make Python executables

A new project written in Rust aims to make it easier to distribute Python applications as standalone binaries

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Python to be guided by a steering council

An expected light touch may mean developers won’t notice much difference in how the language evolves

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PyText builds on PyTorch for language recognition

A Facebook project for natural language processing is now open source, and it promises better ways to mine texts for meaning

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Visual Studio Code’s Python add-on tries out data science

Data exploration and machine learning models are enabled via a Python language extension

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PyTorch 1.0 accelerates Python machine learning with native code

The PyTorch 1.0 release candidate introduces Torch Script, a Python subset that can be JIT-compiled into C++ or other high-speed code

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Nuitka Python-to-C compiler readies big performance gains

Nuitka 0.6 lays the groundwork for major code optimizations — and faster and more portable Python applications

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Azure’s new machine learning features embrace Python

New tools for Azure ML include integration with Python environments and self-tuning training for machine learning models

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Python scales language popularity charts

Already tops in the IEEE and PyPL rankings, Python could soon conquer the Tiobe index too

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Microsoft brings Python coding help beyond Visual Studio

The beta extension is available now, with the full Python Language Server implementation due by 2019

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The 5 best programming languages for AI development

Here are the top five languages for creating AI-enabled apps, according to InfoWorld contributor and deep learning architect Ian Pointer.

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