Visual Studio and MS keeps surprising me, and today was not different. Creating a new WinJS project in Visual Studio 2013 I noticed something I haven’t seen before. Python. I can make a Python project? Really? How cool. I downloaded the tools.
I decided to read more about this, and of course Scott had blogged about this in July (since I was traveling in US I didn’t read any blogs during the time). So instead of repeating the same information I’ll give you the link to his post here, I swear I´ll beat him to it on a new tech one day 😉
To not repeat what was in that post I’ll simply share the good news (old news, because this was possible in VS2010 and onwards I was told) and some resources:
Why not do a 9 week online course (certificate provided) at Coursera?
An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python – start october
And MIT course material is also free
A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python
I’ll keep this post for future reference, as Python is on my list of things I want to learn – and with VS lending a helping hand it won’t be too long until I give it a try 🙂
The Python tools are available for Visual Studio 2012 and 2010 as well according to the documentation as I mentioned earlier, but I haven’t tried it with older versions than 2012.
The tools give you (2.0):
– and a whole lot more
There, nothing should be stopping you now 🙂 – aside from time 😉