September 7, 2006
I’ve been an enthusiastic Python advocate since 2000. Most recently I’ve been using it to code data cleansing scripts to filter output from a database before loading it into my R scripts. So it’s good to see the IronPython project come to fruition with its 1.0 release. Hopefully some of those corporate architecture departments that spend their time telling us front office coders why we can’t improve time to market with high productivity tools will take note. Either that, or they should try typing “Python Hedge Fund” into www.jobserve.com to figure out why banks are losing their best developers to hedge funds.