Topic: python

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Opacus

This week Facebook has released Opacus, a new open-source project designed to train PyTorch models with differential privacy (DP). According to the company, differential privacy is a mathematical framework for quantifying the anonymization of sensitive data. It is meant to make PyTorch models more scalable and the adoption of machine learning easier.  “With the release … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Jupyter Book

Jupyter Book is an open-source tool for building publication-quality books, websites and documents with computational content. It enables users to write content in markdown files or Jupyter notebooks, include computational elements, include rich syntax, and convert content into web-based interactive books and PDFs.  This week, the team has announced it is reworking the project to … continue reading

Pylance introduced to improve Python experience in VS Code

Microsoft is adding better support for Python in VS Code with the introduction of Pylance. Pylance builds on the experience of the Python Language Service, which was added to VS Code two years ago.  Continuing the language’s reference to Monty Python, Pylance is named for Monty Python’s Lancelot, Microsoft explained. Pylance includes a number of … continue reading

Report: Python has overtaken Java in the last year

For the past few years, reports have indicated that Python was quickly rising to the top of the most used programming languages. Python was the 2018 TIOBE Index programming language of the year. TIOBE even predicted in June of last year that Python would soon surpass Java on its index. Additionally, it was the second-most … continue reading

SD Times news digest: DeepCode’s JetBrains IDE plugin, Rust 1.44, and Microsoft updates its PowerToys project

Static code analysis company DeepCode announced the DeepCode plugin for IntelliJ, PyCharm, and WebStorm, designed to find bugs and critical vulnerabilities in code. The plugin comes with Java, C/C++, Python, JavaScript and TypeScript support. DeepCode is also working on adding CLion support. According to the company, it uses a new symbolic AI technique called Ontology … continue reading

Report: Python 2 no longer maintained, but still used

Despite Python 2 nearing end-of-life on January 1, 2020, 10% of Python developers were still using it in 2019, according to JetBrains’ 2019 Python developer survey.   The share of developers still using Python 2 has been decreasing year-over-year. JetBrains’ 2017 survey found that 25% were using Python 2 and their 2018 found that 16% were … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Anvil App Server

Anvil has open-sourced its App Server that allows developers to build apps using just Python. Traditionally, developing and deploying web applications doesn’t require a developer to know just one language. An app can be built using multiple languages and frameworks, and this can shut out many beginner developers and slow down development. Anvil’s platform aims … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ActiveState’s Python 2 support, DeepCode’s bug bounty contest and Cloud Foundry’s tutorial hub

ActiveState is delivering Python 2 support beyond end-of-life with the release of the latest ActivePython for Enterprises.  According to the Python Package Index, developers are continuing to work with Python 2 resources months after the Python Software Foundation officially ended support. “Some of these customers are currently unable to migrate for a variety of market … continue reading

Moving from Python 2 to Python 3

Python 2 has officially reached its end of life. The Python programming language team just announced Python 2.7.18, the last release of Python 2. Going forward, Python 2 will no longer receive updates, bug reports, fixes or changes.  The Python Software Foundation recommends those using Python 2 switch to Python 3 as soon as possible. … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: TorchServe

Coinciding with this week’s release of PyTorch 1.5, which was a major update to the framework, AWS and Facebook have come together to release an open-source model server for the framework, TorchServe. According to AWS, developers like the flexibility PyTorch provides for building and training models, but deploying and managing them in production is the … continue reading

PyTorch 1.5 comes with stable C++ frontend API

Following the latest release of the programming language Python, an updated version of the Python package PyTorch is now available. PyTorch is designed to provide Tensor computation and deep neural networks. PyTorch 1.5 features new and updated libraries as well as new API additions and improvements.  A highlight of the release is that the C++ … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Python 2.7.18 released, Syncfusion’s Flutter widgets web compatibility, and Mabl’s new automated testing capabilities

Python 2.7.18 has been released as the last Python 2 release to make more room for Python 3.  “Python 2.7 has been under active development since the release of Python 2.6, more than 11 years ago. Over all those years, CPython’s core developers and contributors sedulously applied bug fixes to the 2.7 branch, no small … continue reading

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