Python has seen wide adoption across industries and disciplines by dint of being easy to work with.

But it has also been aided by a wealth of third-party projects—libraries, add-ons, and complementary development efforts—that extend the language to an ever widening range of use cases.Some of these projects, like PyInstaller and WxPython, shine for Python developers who are building desktop and end-user apps. Others, like PyPy, are used to give server-side Python apps extra oomph. And others, like PBR, CFFI, and MyPy, are useful for developing all kinds of Python apps, no matter where they might run. [ Tutorial: How to get started with Python. | Go deeper with the InfoWorld megaguide: The best Python frameworks and IDEs. | Discover 2017’s best open source software for enterprise: The Bossie Award winners. | Track the latest trends in open source with InfoWorld’s Open Source Report newsletter. ]
If you’re a Python developer, all six of these projects are worth getting familiar with.

And all six have rolled out major new versions in recent weeks. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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