Microsoft has released the second beta of its open source Python Tools plugin for Visual Studio. It gives developers the ability code in Python, CPython and IronPython from within Visual Studio. It’s available under the Apache 2.0 license.

Python Tools for Visual Studio features:

  • Advanced editing, Intellisense, browsing, “Find all refs”, REPL, …
  • Supports CPython and IronPython
  • Local & Cluster/remote debugging
  • Profiling with multiple views
  • Interactive parallel computing via integrated IPython REPL
  • Support for HPC clusters and MPI, including debugging support
  • NumPy & SciPy for .Net
  • Support for Cloud Computing (soon)
  • Support for Dryad (large scale, data-intensive parallel programming) (soon)
  • Free & Open Source (Apache 2.0)

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