Python 2 forever: 3 projects that will keep Python 2 alive

The switch from Python 2 to Python 3 has been rocky, but all signs point to Python 3 pulling firmly into the lead. It’s broadly compatible with several libraries,a major third-party implementation of Python iskeeping pace with version 3, and there’s an encouraging rate of adoption by cloud providers for application support.
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Google helps developers bind C++ to Python

Fans of C++ praise its power and speed, but even they admit its complexity can be daunting. That’s true when you’re writing libraries in the language, and it’s doubly true when you want to make C++-authored libraries useful to other languages.
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PyPy powers up Python 3.5

Pythonistas will be happy to hear that new versions of PyPy, the runtime for the Python language that provides just-in-time compilation and a major speed boost, will now support versions 2.7 and 3.5 of Python, including the new language syntax features found in version 3.5. Even more valuable to many developers: New versions of PyPy will have better support for popular packages that use C extensions, such as Numpy, in the Python 2.7-compatible version of the runtime.
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Google ignites Python library for command lines

With its Python Fire library, Google is offering Python developers a mechanism to easily generate command-line interfaces. Newly available via open source, Python Fire turns code into a CLI without developers needing to do any more work, so it’s easier to transition between the Bash Linux CLI and Python.
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Google ignites Python library for command lines

With its Python Fire library, Google is offering Python developers a mechanism to easily generate command-line interfaces. Newly available via open source, Python Fire turns code into a CLI without developers needing to do any more work, so it’s easier to transition between the Bash Linux CLI and Python.
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Facebook releases ‘Prophet’ — its free forecasting tools — for Python and R

Credit:Screen shot of graph created with Facebook’s Prophet tool in R Facebook has open-sourced its Prophet forecasting tool, designed “to make it easier for experts and non-experts to make high-quality forecasts,” according to a blog post by Sean J. Taylor and Ben Letham in the company’s research team. “Forecasts are customizable in ways that are intuitive to non-experts,” they wrote.
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Dropbox pulls the plug on faster Python project

Pyston, Dropbox’s project to create a faster Python runtime similar to just-in-time compiling systems like PyPy, will no longer be sponsored by Dropbox after its latest release. Version 0.6.1 brings Pyston’s performance up to almost twice that of CPython, the standard-issue Python interpreter.
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Pythonnet brings Python to Microsoft .Net

The Pythonnet package gives Python developers interoperability between Microsoft’s .Net Common Language Runtime and the CPython implementation of the language. Also known as Python for .Net, the package lets developers script .Net applications or build entire applications in Python, using .Net services and components built in any language targeting the CLR.
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