Python Software Foundation: Press Release 29-Jul-2003

“Python’s unique strengths, which include its interpreted nature,
modern design, easy integration with existing C/C++ code, and open
source license, make it ideally suited to be the high-level glue that
holds together the Chandler application,” said John Anderson of OSAF.

Other companies using Python include Google, Industrial Light & Magic,
NASA, The New York Stock Exchange, RealNetworks, Philips, Hewlett
Packard, Rackspace, RedHat, NASA, Disney, and AstraZeneca.

“Python has been an integral part of Google since the beginning, and
remains so as the system grows and evolves. Today dozens of Google
engineers use Python, and we’re looking for more people with skills in
this language,” said Peter Norvig, director of search quality at
Google, Inc.

“Python plays a key role in our production pipeline. Without it a
project the size of Star Wars: Episode II would have been very
difficult to pull off. From crowd rendering to batch processing to
compositing, Python binds all things together,” said Tommy Burnette,
Senior Technical Director, Industrial Light & Magic.

“NASA is using Python to implement a CAD/CAE/PDM repository and model
management, integration, and transformation system which will be the
core infrastructure for its next generation collaborative engineering
environment. Python has met or exceeded every requirement we’ve had,”
said Steve Waterbury, Software Group Leader, NASA STEP Testbed.

For more information about Python 2.3 or to download it, please visit
http://www.python.org/2.3/[3]

About Python

Python is a powerful object oriented programming language that is
developed and maintained by a global community of Open Source
contributors, under the oversight of the Python Software Foundation.
Python’s unique blend of simplicity and power excels in a wide range of
software development tasks, including the construction of web
applications, complex integrated business solutions, and large desktop
applications. Python is often characterized as an agile language that
promotes speedy development and includes a unit-testing framework for
building more robust applications.

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