Python 3.1 has been released. It’s a a continuation of the work started by Python 3.0, the new backwards-incompatible series of Python. Improvements in this release include an ordered dictionary type, various optimizations to the int type, new unit test features including test skipping and new assert methods, a much faster io module, tile support for Tkinter , a pure Python reference implementation of the import statement and a new syntax for nested with statements.
A new discussion about scripting languages has experts talking of the use, growing adoption and the changing attitudes towards scripting languages. The panelists seem very optimistic of the future of scripting languages and look at them as real alternatives to more accepted languages like C# & Java.
Google has released a new hosted software platform offering developers access to its application servers. Google App Engine service that includes a distributed Web server, database and storage, software development kit, which enable developers to write Web applications in Google’s SDK, and upload them to the company’s servers for hosting. The Google App Engine currently supports only Python, which will surely be a significant boost to interest in and usage of the Python language for web applications.
The source code for Net-SNMP 5.4 which includes the Python bindings is now available to the open source developer community through SourceForge.net. Net-SNMP project is consistently ranked among Sourceforge’s top 100 current projects.
ScienceLogic Announced the release of source code for Python developers to start using Net-SNMP tools and libraries for network management software development. Until ScienceLogic’s involvement, Net-SNMP APIs were not available for Python language programming.