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PyDev of the Week: Benedikt Eggers

This week we welcome Benedikt Eggers (@be_eggers) as our PyDev of the Week. Benedikt is one of the core developers working on the IronPython project. IronPython is the version of Python that is integrated with Microsoft’s .NET framework, much like Jython is integrated with Java. If you’re interesting in seeing what Benedikt has been up to lately, you might want to check out his Github profile. Let’s take a few minutes to get to know our fellow Pythoneer!

Could you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc):

My name is Benedikt Eggers and I was born and live in Germany (23 years). I’ve working as a software developer and engineer and had studied business informatics. At my little spare time I do sports and work on open source projects, like IronPython.

Why did you start using Python?

To be honest, I’ve started using Python by searching for a script engine for .net. That way I came to IronPython and established it in our company. There we are using it to extend our software and writing and using Python modules in both worlds. After a while I got more into Python and thought that’s a great concept of a dynamic language. So it’s a good contrast to C#. It is perfect for scripting and other nice and quick stuff.

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PyCon 2009 – Functional Testing of GUI Applications (Friday Talk)

The last talk I went to at PyCon on Friday (March 27), I went to Michael Foord’s talk, Functional Testing of Desktop Applications. He used IronPython examples in his demos from his book, IronPython in Action. His primary topic was on testing GUIs and the problems inherently involved thereof. Continue reading PyCon 2009 – Functional Testing of GUI Applications (Friday Talk)

PyCon 2009 – IronPython: Data, Directions and Demos (talk)

Jim Hugunin kicked off his talk, PyCon 2009 – IronPython: Data, Directions and Demos with mentioning his colleagues at Microsoft. He then went on to talk about the newest release of IronPython, which is 2.6 Alpha, which actually matches the Python 2.6 version as much as possible. It sounded like the recent version of IronPython 2.0 Final also has lots of cool stuff, like 500 bugs closed, more builtins and the ability to compile to a dll. Continue reading PyCon 2009 – IronPython: Data, Directions and Demos (talk)