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Python Tools for Visual Studio

Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS) is a free, open source plugin that turns Visual Studio into a Python IDE.  PTVS supports CPython as well as IronPython, and provides IDE features like Intellisense, debugging, and code-browsing for Python applications.  Python can be used to create apps for Windows 8.1 and RT, and it is a first-class language for Windows Azure, the Microsoft cloud.  In this talk, I will walk through several sample applications and show off some powerful PTVS features.


Paul Orland is co-founder and CTO at Tachyus, building software for the oil and gas industry to optimize energy production.  Formerly, he worked on the cloud tools team within Visual Studio at Microsoft, specifically building the IDE extension for browsing data stored in Windows Azure.  He worked on the same team as the Python Tools developers, and learned a thing or two from looking over their shoulders.

*This is a Bay Area Python Interest Group (BayPIGgies) organized event. Please also see their web page:

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  • Tom G.

    interesting, the demo on the windows azure stuff was a bit too brief.

    February 28, 2014

  • James N.

    Here's the URL for the live stream of tonight's talk:

    1 · February 27, 2014

  • Darshak K.

    Thanks for organizing this meetup and I would definitely like to attend this. But since it is already full, I am on the waitlist currently. Are there any chances of live streaming this?

    January 28, 2014

    • James N.

      Accidentally posted my reply to this as a new comment, above :-)

      January 29, 2014

    • Darshak K.

      Thanks James :)

      January 29, 2014

  • James N.

    Hi Darshak. Yes, we'll be live streaming this talk over a Google Hangout on Air like we did for Guido's talk last week. I'll leave a comment with URL here the day before the meeting.

    2 · January 29, 2014

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