Friday 3:15 p.m.–4 p.m.
I Installed Python 3.6 on Windows and I Liked It
Python has a great reputation as a cross-platform language, which for many people means different varieties of Linux. But a huge number of Python users are running on Windows - a fundamentally different operating system where things do not always work the same. However, Python has always worked incredibly well across different platforms including Windows, going to great lengths to support and expose the platform without making development more complex. In this session, CPython core developer and Microsoft engineer Steve Dower will discuss some of the reasons why cross-platform support is not an accident, and how Python 3.6 makes it even easier to support both Windows and Linux.