August 2010 Meeting

Python for .NET Developers

6:00 pm
Pizza and networking time

6:30 pm

The interest in dynamic languages is still growing amongst .NET developers. After all, we barely have been introduced to dynamic features in the 4.0 runtime. The two polarizing alternatives often presented to us are Ruby and Python. Not surprisingly both have strong CLR implementations with IronPython and IronRuby.

Even though Ruby seems to be more frequently mentioned in .NET circles, if you look at some well known research results you'll quickly realize that Python enjoys a considerably larger mindshare.

Python is a general purpose, dynamically typed, multi-paradigm programming language. As the saying goes, Python is programming the way Guido indented it.

This talk will go over the major syntactical, design and philosophical details of the language, contrasting it with Java and C#. This presentation will take a 10,000 foot view of the major aspects of Python including

  • The syntax
  • Standard libraries
  • Popular libraries
  • Implementations
  • The community
  • When to use Python



Fawad Halim is a developer with The Northern Trust working on Java and more recently .NET.

He's an amateur programming language nerd who likes to play with the flavor of the week programming languages for his toy projects. Fawad has also been a regular member of the Chicago ALT.NET user group.

When: 2010-08-11 18:00:00

Where: Redpoint, 233 South Wacker Dr, Suite 750, Chicago (map)

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