Looks like D-Wave has a developer kit setup for Python, as outlined in this tutorial on their site: http://www.dwavesys.com/en/dev-tutorial-finance.html. Looks like they realized the same thing I did: to really be applicable for the commercial environment quantum computers need to be programmed via frameworks and not new quantum specific languages.
When I started work on Cove I actually started doing the implementation in both Python and C#. I quickly realized that was creating a lot of unnecessary work for myself and quickly abandoned the Python implementation. My reason for settling on C# was largely that the libraries could be used by multiple languages. However, I still think Python is a great candidate- Python's readability and simple learning curve make it a natural choice.
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More progress, from the National Science Foundation: Tiny crystal towers enlighten understanding of photon emission, could inspire diamond microchips for quantum computing. (Image from the release.)
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Maintaining quantum states for any length of time is one of the big challenges in quantum computing. So this news about maintaining entanglement for an hour is encouraging. (Image from the article.)