Determining the most prevalent programming languages over the next couple of years is a challenging task. More often than not, bold forecasts about the supremacy of a language is not feasible and then there are some languages that seem to come out of nowhere to gain a significant niche.
On the other hand, Python is an interpreted, general-purpose programming language with various uses starting from web applications to data analysis. Due to this reason, Python is often present in complicated websites like YouTube or Instagram, a common language for cloud computing projects like OpenStack and in Machine Learning. Python has been rising in popularity such that it is one of the fastest growing programming languages in the world.
Why is Python catching up with other programming languages?
1. Easy to Use –
Users simply do not like complex things and hence Python is rising in popularity because it is extremely easy to learn and implement. It is basic with an easily legible syntax and hence it is loved by experienced professionals and students both. Apart from that, Python is highly efficient. It enables developers to accomplish more tasks using significantly fewer lines of code.
2. Supportive Community –
Python has a supportive community and it is quite known because it has been used since 1990 and 30 years is a significant time frame to build a supportive community. Due to this support, new Python learners can definitely enhance their programming skills which again increases the popularity of the programming language. There are multiple resources available online to boost Python’s popularity, starting from initial documentation to YouTube tutorials that are a major help for inexperienced learners.
3. Libraries and Frameworks –
Python is a fairly popular language and hence it has hundreds of libraries and frameworks that can be leveraged by developers. These libraries and frameworks are more than useful to save time which makes Python so popular. Some widely used Python libraries are NumPy and SciPy for scientific computing, Django for web development, BeautifulSoup for XML and HTML parsing and nltk for natural language processing.
Though Python is a great programming language to have under your arsenal, it is not the only solution for web development. Python is a reformative addition to current web development languages but not that effective by itself.
Rajiv Patil is the founder & Managing Director of Nimblechapps, an innovative web development company. He takes a keen interest in topics related to mobile app development, web development, mobile game development etc and often like to express his thoughts through informative blogs.