Topic: python

Report: 50% of companies don’t have a plan for Python 2 EOL

Python 2 finally reached end of life (EOL) at the start of 2020. Python 2 EOL means that version of the language will no longer receive any sort of updates, including security updates.  “We need to sunset Python 2 so we can help Python users by improving Python faster,” the Python Software Foundation wrote on … continue reading

C is TIOBE’s programming language of the year for 2019

Last year, Python took the crown as TIOBE’s programming language of the year. Then, earlier this year, TIOBE predicted that Python would surpass both Java and C as the top programming language at its current rate of growth. But TIOBE is surprising everyone by naming C as its 2019 programming language of the year.  “Everybody … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Python 2.7 officially retires, Coral products for 2020, and Apache Pulsar reaches new milestone

Python 2.7 has officially retired as of January 1st to fully make way for Python 3. For those that are still using Python 2, there is advice for running Python 2 code in Python 3 to ease the transition.  According to a post, a number of critical Python projects have pledged to stop supporting Python … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Falcon

This week’s highlighted project is Falcon, which is an open-source Python framework for building large-scale app backends and microservices. According to the Falcon maintainers, the framework encourages the REST architectural style. It also attempts to do as little as possible, while also remaining highly efficient.  “When it comes to building HTTP APIs, other frameworks weigh … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ActiveState adds Python packages, Apache Software Foundation on .org registry, and Coralogix joins the cybersecurity market

ActiveState announced that it added more than 50,000 package versions covering the most popular Python 2 and 3 packages to its ActiveState platform.  “In order to ensure our customers can automatically build all Python packages, even those that contain C code, we’re designing systems to vet the code and metadata for every package in PyPI. … continue reading

Python becomes the second-most popular programming language on GitHub

Python is finally beginning to outrank Java. In the beginning of the year, TIOBE Index predicted Python would soon replace Java and that prediction is becoming a reality with the release of GitHub’s 2019 State of the Octoverse. According to the report, Python outranked Java for the first time, becoming the second-most popular programming language … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android 10’s Biometric API, Threat Stack now supports Python, and Trello announces new features

Developers can now use the Biometric API as part of the AndroidX Biometric Library with the launch of Android 10. The framework is now providing a friendly, standardized API for OEMs to integrate support for all types of biometric sensors on their devices.  “In addition to supporting multiple biometric authentication form factors, the API has … continue reading

Python 3.8 is now available

The latest version of Python is now available. Python 3.8 introduces a number of new features, including assignment expressions, positional-only parameters, and a new parallel filesystem cache.  Assignment expressions is a new syntax (:=) that will assign values to variables that are part of a larger expression. Because the syntax resembles a walrus’ eyes and … continue reading

Python Software Foundation and Tidelift partner on Python web development libraries

The Python Software Foundation and Tidelift are teaming up on the community-driven Pallets Projects. Pallets is a collection of popular Python web development libraries. Through the new partnership, the libraries will receive maintenance, security and license assurances.  RELATED CONTENT: Python 2 to sunset by 2020 In addition, Tidelift plans to provide income to the team … continue reading

Python 2 to sunset by 2020

The Python Software Foundation formally announced it will sunset Python 2 on January 1st, 2020. According to the foundation, it would have liked to see Python 2 sunset back in 2015, however, since many did not upgrade to the new language, the sunset was extended until 2020. RELATED CONTENT: A pledge to Python 3  “We … continue reading

A pledge to Python 3

A number of Python projects are promising to transition to Python 3 by the end of the year. Currently, a majority of Python packages and projects support Python 3.x and Python 2.7. The Python programming language development team has announced support for Python 2.7 will end by the end of the year. Projects have had … continue reading

PyTorch 1.2 released with new and improved TorchScript environment

The open-source machine learning framework PyTorch is tackling production usage in its latest release. PyTorch 1.2 features an update to the TorchScript environment. TorchScript enables users to create serializable models from PyTorch code and can be saved from a Python process.  The new improvements are designed to make it easier to ship production models, expand … continue reading

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