"ActiveState, the leader in scripting languages, today
announced the release of Visual Perl and Visual Python for
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET at the Microsoft Professional
Developers Conference. Perl and Python programmers can now leverage
the power of the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Integrated
Development Environment (IDE) and rapidly create, edit, debug and
run programs with Visual Perl and Visual Python. Both these tools
also have features that let programmers quickly build and consume
XML Web services.
"Visual Perl and Visual Python are ideal tools for programmers
who like the power and agility of Perl and Python and are familiar
with Microsoft Visual Studio," said Dick Hardt , Founder & CEO,
ActiveState. "Programmers can take advantage of the advanced
features in the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET IDE and develop Perl
and Python for any platform."
"We're delighted with ActiveState's release of Visual Perl and
Visual Python, the first of the third party languages released for
Visual Studio .NET . This demonstrates a great benefit for
programmers -- the ability to easily use any language in Visual
Studio .NET," said Marie Huwe, general manager of developer tools
at Microsoft Corp."