Microsoft has released final build of Python Tools 2.1 for Visual Studio (PTVS) with support for Visual Studio Express for Web and Windows editions. It also provides support for Visual Studio Professional and Visual Studio Ultimate.
Python Tools 2.1 for Visual Studio offers an advanced IDE that can be used for general scripting, web programming and technical computing. The tool also provides integrated support for IPython REPL. It enables developers to work with smart history, shell commands and inline images.
A unique feature of Python Tools 2.1 for Visual Studio is the mixed mode debugging of Python with C++ and remote debugging of Linux servers in Azure. These features enable developers to build Python applications in a highly productive development environment.
PTVS is available for Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013. With the help of Python Tools 2.1 for Visual Studio, you will be able to build websites using Django, Bottle and Flask frameworks. Moreover, starter templates that ship with PTVS helps beginners to work with the tool in a quick amount of time.
The templates provided by PTVS provide all the scaffolding you need to create a website in Azure quickly. The latest release also provides support for cloud service, web, worker roles, template IntelliSense and debugging.
Python Tools 2.1 for Visual Studio also includes a generic web framework template that you can employ for frameworks such as Pyramid.
Microsoft has created a video demonstration which examines the creation of Flask web project, importing an existing Pyramid project and publishing them to Azure Web Sites.