Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Python Tools for Visual Studio

Python Tools for Visual Studio
"PTVS 1.1"
An integrated environment for developing Python in VS2010

  • Supports CPython and IronPython
  • Python editor with advanced member and signature intellisense
  • Code navigation “Find all refs”, goto definition, and object browser
  • Local and remote debugging
  • Profiling with multiple views
  • Integrated REPL window with inline matplotlib graphics
  • Support for HPC clusters and MPI, including debugging & Profiling
  • Interactive parallel computing via integrated IPython REPL


    Google Python (2 day video) Class
  • Google Sites - free

    Learn more about Google Sites
    Google Sites makes creating and sharing a group website easy
    Single-click page creation
    Customizable look and feel
    Dozens of pre-built templates
    Settings for accessing and sharing information
    And it's free!

    Beyond "free" there is "Google Sites with Google Apps Premier Edition",
    (a long name similar to Microsoft product naming :)

    The "sites" appears to be integrated with Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs, Talk
    so this could be in a way similar to Microsoft Office 365 / Live,
    where SharePoint services are used for group collaboration.

    It is really nice that both Google and Microsoft offer integrated web solutions,
    and that they start with "free"...

    Probabilistic Robotics book

    book: Probabilistic Robotics

    Probabilistic robotics is a new and growing area in robotics, concerned with perception and control in the face of uncertainty. Building on the field of mathematical statistics, probabilistic robotics endows robots with a new level of robustness in real-world situations...

    Sebastian Thrun, Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University

    Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach

    Book: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
    (Third edition) by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig

    The leading textbook in Artificial Intelligence.
    Used in over 1200 universities in over 100 countries.
    The 25th most cited publication on Citeseer (and 2nd most cited publication of this century).

    Peter Norvig
    Director of Research @ Google