PyCharm 2018.2 Goodies

This week JetBrains released an update to PyCharm that includes an item I’ve been waiting to arrive in PyCharm; PyCharm 2018.21 brings support for Pipenv2.

I discovered and began using Pipenv roughly around December 2017. Very happy to now have PyCharm and Pipenv working together.

Among the additional features and improvements to come with PyCharm 2018.2 is Quick documentation, access documentation from within the PyCharm environment.

Of course there are other items besides the two mentioned here, checkout the JetBrians web site for further info.


Microsoft Script Center

I just happened onto Microsoft Script Center this morning after reading a bit of writing by Todd Klindt.   Todd’s topic was “Use PowerShell to Back Up SharePoint Installation” in case you might be interested in reading it.

While I don’t have anything pressing or urgent to do with scripting on a Microsoft platform today, I have always been curious about Windows PowerShell since it’s release in 2006.

Like everything there is almost always something on the Internet that can speak to a subject; scripting on a Microsoft platform has plenty of resources to pull from on the Internet.

I’d like to understand the benefits of using a native Microsoft scripting language as opposed to using something like a Windows version of Perl or Python.  I’ll make the leap and assume there is an obvious “tighter” integration (?) with the operating system.  Aside note about the assumption here… “tighter” integration with the operating system is a quality of the language and to me not a driving factor behind the choice of a language.  I find the choice of a scripting language to be selected based on using the right tool for the right job (use a hammer for nails and a screw driver for screws).  Obvious but overlooked by folks starting to learn the art of programming.

Microsoft Script Center: