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PDC and Python (In That Order)

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I just want to preface this post by telling you that I am writing it from the eliptical machine. I had this brilliant idea earlier this evening and it may be the best one I ever had save http://bundl.it.

Things on this end are buzzing aw usual. I am getting ready for PDC next week. Very excited to meet some very cool people and learn about what's coming up in the world of .NET. There are a lot of sessions I am looking forward to, particularly some of the MEF and Azure stuff. Excited about SQL Server support in the cloud, it's the one thing that's been standing between me and the upper hemispheric web apps.

I have been dabbling in Python for a little bit now and the contrast to C# is facinating. The thing that gets me the most is that while C# will throw an exception at the first sign of a sin against typing, Python will try its darndest to make things work. I both love and loathe this. Python as a language is intuitive, I have found often when I'm unsure about syntax I think, "well, it would make sense if it were this" and then when I go check that's exactly what it is. 

I plan on writing about setting up your local Python environment on a Windows machine later in the week, as it is not as easy as it would seem. Now, is the .NET world losing me to the dark side? No, I see the need for both languages and I'm just adding some more tools to my developer's tool box. 

There are some exciting events coming to the NY/NJ area in the following months, as well as one rocking nationwide one that I can't wait to tell you all about. Stay tuned, and if your curiousity is killing you shoot me an email or an IM, I'll get you in the know.


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