News

New Python Tools for Visual Studio Aim for Web

Python 2.1 for Visual Studio adds templates for working with Python-based Web frameworks from Django, Bottle and Flask.

An update to Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS) is aimed at streamlining the development workflow with popular Python-based Web frameworks, as well as adds a Machine Learning Pack. The new features get highlighted in a post from Shahrokh Mortazavi with the Azure Machine Learning Group.

PVTS version 2.1 primarily adds templates to work with Django, Bottle and Flask, lightweight Web frameworks used by Python developers. The templates aren't full-blown, but "starter" templates to get developers started quickly, with scaffolding to help those building Web sites in Microsoft Azure.

Mortazavi notes that Microsoft has baked in Python support in Azure "for some time," and the PVTS update adds support for Web and Worker Roles when building cloud projects through the Azure cloud service. Mortazavi's blog shows an example of the templates, as well as debugging through Django (via a Web link).

PVTS also adds a Machine Learning Pack. It's a separate download for those who want to use it to develop Data Science-driven projects, which are projects that use complex data and science-based analytics and programming. Support for data science-related Python extensions are expected in subsequent packs, but the emphasis is on Azure Machine Learning. As a side note, further development of PVTS has been moved under the auspices of the Azure Machine Learning Group.

About the Author

You Tell 'Em, Readers: If you've read this far, know that Michael Domingo, Visual Studio Magazine Editor in Chief, is here to serve you, dear readers, and wants to get you the information you so richly deserve. What news, content, topics, issues do you want to see covered in Visual Studio Magazine? He's listening at [email protected].

comments powered by Disqus

Featured

  • Microsoft Opens Up Old Win32 APIs to C# and Rust, More Languages to Come

    Microsoft is opening up old Win32 APIs long used for 32-bit Windows programming, letting coders use languages of their choice instead of the default C/C++ option.

  • Project Oqtane Provides Blazor-Based Modern App Framework

    The .NET Foundation recently shined a spotlight on Project Oqtane, a modern application framework for Blazor, Microsoft's red-hot open source project that enables web development in C#.

  • Radzen Open Sources 60+ Blazor Components

    Radzen, a development tooling vendor that provides third-party components for .NET coders, open sourced its controls for Blazor, Microsoft's red-hot open source project that enables web development in C#.

  • Customize Your Own Audio Test Cues in Visual Studio 2019 v16.9 Preview 3

    Yes, developers can be alerted to a failed test with a fart sound.

Upcoming Events