Good news. Two important Pythonistas, Ted Leung (Apache Foundation member) and Frank Wierzbicki (Jython lead) joined Sun Microsystems.
It’s one important step in the recognition of the Python language and certainly will bring benefits for the Python Community. Some things I’d like to see:
- Python support on Netbeans. Bringing Python as a first class citizen on Netbeans, syntax highlight, code completion, debugging tools, unitary testing, Jython and a lot of more.
- Django support on Netbeans. As we have Rails and Ruby support on Netbeans we can have also Django and Python support on Netbeans. Django is accessed with some command line tools, the work is just plug this on Netbeans, and its architecture makes this not hard. We could have a lot of wizards to creating new models and views. I’d love that.
- More support of Python and dynamic languages at JVM. There’s already the Da Vince Machine Project on the OpenJDK Project. I hope one day we can see call the Java Virtual Machine as Universal Virtual Machine or Multi Language Virtual Machine.
- More Python on OpenSolaris. Some projects at OpenSolaris are allready using Python, see Image Packaging System Project. Python is a really good language for common script tasks and I use it for that purpose very often. We could see a lot of wizards and configuration panels in Opensolaris using Python and PyGTK or PyQT.
It’s really a great moment for Sun and Open and Free Software. I’m happy with all that? You can bet on it. :D
Sources: Tim Bray Blog and Cnet news.