September 27, 2020

Windows 10 May 2019 Update makes Python easier to install on Windows

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The good news is that in the Windows 10 2019 May update (Version 1903), Microsoft offers a more convenient deployment option for users who want to learn Python programming. It is reported that Python is a programming language that is easy to use and read. The functionality is unquestionable, but it is not included with Windows. Previously, trying to deploy the Python development environment on Windows was quite frustrating for beginners.

With the help of the Python team and the open source community, this development language has confirmed its access to the Microsoft Store app store. After clicking the installation, you can get started to learn Python programming. Microsoft wrote on the Windows Developer Blog :

One such tool is Python. Microsoft has been involved with the Python community for over twelve years, and currently employ four of the key contributors to the language and primary runtime. The growth of Python has been incredible, as it finds homes among data scientists, web developers, system administrators, and students, and roughly half of this work is already happening on Windows. And yet, Python developers on Windows find themselves facing more friction than on other platforms.

Given that many beginners don’t even know that Python can be obtained through the Microsoft Store, Microsoft explains:

This version of Python is fully maintained by the community, installs easily on Windows 10, and automatically makes common commands such as pythonpip and idle available (as well as equivalents with version numbers python3 and python3.7, for all the commands, just like on Linux).