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  • Blog Post: Python, Visual Studio and Kinect

    Python is rapidly growing in popularity in academia. Last week Microsoft announced  Python Tools for Visual Studio – an open source (Apache) and free plug-in that turns Visual Studio into a world-class Python development environment.   Plus now there is : PyKinect , which enables writing...
  • Blog Post: Python Tools for Visual Studio V1.0 Released

    A lot of people are looking into using Python in computer science education these days. Of course a lot of people are also using Visual Studio for Visual Basic or C# or even F# and it would be nice to use the same IDE for Python as well. The learning curve for an IDE is not something that really adds...
  • Blog Post: Python Tools for Visual Studio

    Microsoft has just released the Python Tools for Visual Studio add-in (Beta) . This add-in lets programmers write Python code with Ironpython , CPython, debug & profile it, and also supports High Performance Computing (Windows HPC). IF you are already using Visual Studio and are interested in trying...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 29 March 2010

    In yet another example of how poorly I do at predicting what is going to be interesting and/or controversial almost no one read and absolutely no one commented on my post about companies getting involved in curriculum writing last week ( Curriculum, Companies, Cooperation and Conflict ). My asking of...
  • Blog Post: What Are You Learning This Summer

    No, really! Are you making your summer plans yet and do they include learning time? I have some ideas for you. First off is CS & IT run by CSTA. This is in my opinion the single best day of professional development of the year for computer science teachers. Great sessions. Great networking. Lots...
  • Blog Post: What Does It Take to Make Change in CS Education?

    This started out as a comment on Mark Guzdial’s blog post What changes CS Education? which you of course must read. No really. I’ll even wait. Back? OK a key summary jumped out at me: My first pass analysis suggests that, to make change in CS, invent a language or tool at a well-known institution. ...
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