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Early this morning , , 64 Year old Python The father of Guido van Rossum Announced that he would join Microsoft's Development Department , call “ Retirement is boring ”.
last year 10 month ,Van Rossum stay Dropbox work 6 After two and a half years, I announced my retirement , I didn't expect a year later ,64 He decided to go back to work again .
He said , After joining Microsoft, we will devote ourselves to “ Give Way Python To make better use of ( It's not just about Windows On )”.
Microsoft also confirmed that van Rossum It's true to join Microsoft .“ We are very happy that he can be a member of the development department . Microsoft is committed to Python Community contribution , And with Python Community growing together ,Guido 's entry reflects this commitment ,” Spokesman said .
Eat melon netizens hear news also have in reddit There was a discussion on , Some netizens pointed out mercilessly that ” Microsoft didn't update to Python3”,“ Most of the google code base is still stuck in Python2 On ”.
Of course , To make fun is to make fun of , Most netizens are optimistic about van Rossum At Microsoft .
“ It's only going to be good for all of us .Python The creator of the 、 Major open source supporters joined Microsoft . Microsoft has been actively supporting the development community , He will be able to influence one of the most powerful companies in the world . For the former ‘ A benevolent dictator （BDFL）’ van Rossum for , What a great step .”
From birth to now ,van Rossum Has been committed to improving Python
20 century 80 End of the decade ,van Rossum At the National Research Center for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands CWI Departments develop distributed systems . But he was very disappointed with the programming languages that existed at that time , So I decided to develop a language that was easy to use and powerful .
He from ABC Language borrows some features , therefore ,Python From then on, it was born . But actually , until 1989 end of the year ,van Rossum I started to develop the language seriously .
Python The origin of the name is still by the comedy group “Monty Python” Inspired by the , He also made a Python's logo.
stay 20 century 90 From the beginning to the middle of the s ,Python It's starting to get attention from all sides . From now on ,Python The era of . That's it , Originally one belongs to van Rossum My personal project is now one of the most popular programming languages in the world .
van Rossum Become Python The benevolent dictator (BDFL), Also widely considered one of the greatest programmers of open source software .
Even though van Rossum stay 2018 I quit in Python Of BDFL Position , But he's still active in Python In the development circle . He is still Python The head of the software foundation , The foundation oversees Python Language .
Resign Python Of BDFL Post position , these years ,van Rossum Worked for many companies , Include Zope、BeOpen.2005 He joined Google , Developed an internal code review tool for Google Mondrian, And committed to App Engine, according to the understanding of , At Google, he spends half his time maintaining Python Development of .2012 After leaving Google in 1956 , He joined the personal cloud storage company Dropbox, It's still built on Python On Development .
in any case , No matter what company he works for 、 No matter what the job title is ,van Rossum Has been committed to improving Python.
Now , Thanks to machine learning (ML) The development of ,Python It has become one of the most popular programming languages in the world , also In recent years, the development momentum is still very strong .
With the development of cloud technology , Microsoft is paying more and more attention to Python
these years , because “Not invented here（ It's not my invention ）” The attitude of , Microsoft Python Didn't show much interest . however , As Microsoft begins to work more with the open source community and cloud technology , They gradually changed their position .
Just like Microsoft Software Engineer Steve Dower That's what it says , Microsoft started with 2010 Annual use Visual Studio Of Python Tools , And then in .NET Up operation IronPython. To 2018 year ,“ We are right. Python proud , In our development tools ( Such as Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code) China supports it , stay Azure It's hosted in a notebook , And use it to build things like Azure CLI Such an end-user experience .”
In short ,“Python Is one of the basic languages of service and team support , It is also the most popular choice in the fast-growing field of data science and analysis both inside and outside the company ,”Dower In conclusion .
It looks like today. , Microsoft hired van Rossum It was a pretty good decision , It's also about consolidating it “ Leading software development company ” Status and status as a true open source supporter .
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