What do your users really think? Using Text Analytics to understand GitHub Issue Sentiment

Ever get the feeling your users aren’t that happy with your project? We all get those issues that are real downers on our repository. So I thought, let’s take these issues and make something fun. Using the Text Analytics Service and the WordCloud Python package, we can make some pretty pictures out of otherwise negative…


Idiomatic Python: comprehensions

We’re lucky to have a few people on our team who have been programming in Python for quite a while (I myself have been using the language now for over 15 years). Over the course of time we have picked up various idioms for programming in Python that may not be obvious or widely known…

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Python 3 is Winning Library Developer Support

https://notebooks.azure.com/library/rJUgQ81mnpo In 3 months, Python 3 will be better supported than Python 2. Are you using Python 3 for your development? It has been out for 7+ years at this point. So, if you aren’t using it, why not? Since December of 2008, the initial release of Python 3, it seems the new version of…


PyCaribbean 2016

Last week I attended the first ever PyCaribbean conference, organised by the local community and held in Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic. Conferences like PyCaribbean are an opportunity for Python developers and enthusiasts to come together and meet, network, discuss, and generally enjoy being part of a global community. There were…


Microsoft and Project Jupyter

Jupyter, formerly IPython, is more than just an execution environment for  Python, R, and many other languages. With code, markdown, inline graphics, and more features, it provides a convenient, browser-based canvas for prototyping, collaborating, and sharing ideas. This environment has been embraced by the community and for good reason; it allows individuals to rapidly prototype and get to…


Talking with Python: Fabrikam Pizza Shack

Today, we’re going to start the next multi-million-dollar pizza chain. You might think that the first thing we need to make pizza is a pizza oven and the ability to make toast without burning it, but who ever became a millionaire by following the “conventional” approach? Instead, we’re going to start with the ordering system….


Welcome to the Python Engineering blog

Welcome! We here on the Python team at Microsoft are starting a blog. And since this is the first post, we wanted to give a bit of an introduction of who we are, what we do, and what this blog is for. Microsoft has a Python team? Yes, we do! We are part of the…