Amazon Adds Python Compatibility for Elastic Beanstalk

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – More choices for developers are now available via Amazon Web Services. On Sunday, the company announced that it had added support for coding language Python to Elastic Beanstalk, a popular platform that allows users to deploy and manage apps.

Amazon clients will now be able to deploy Python-based applications via the cloud with the move. In addition to general compatibility, users can fit features to their specifications.

“You can customize the Python runtime for Elastic Beanstalk using a set of declarative text files within your application. If your application contains a requirements.txt in its top level directory, Elastic Beanstalk will automatically install the dependencies using pip,” commented Amazon via its blog.

Other new features were unveiled in addition to Python’s inclusion such as the ability for users to snapshot logos and new support for Django and Flask.

Amazon’s application deployment platform already notably supports other coding scripts and languages such as Java, PHP and .NET. Just earlier this month, AWS revealed that it had added new locations for AWS Direct Connect via data centers from Equinix, TelecityGroup, CoreSite and Terremark.