It marks the 30th anniversary of its launch by Guido von Rossum, the creator of the Python programming language. Known for being an incredibly versatile language used in the development of some of the most popular web applications, from Instagram to Dropbox, it is also a programming language for many first-time developers. It is usually taught to schoolchildren and people with no prior programming experience around the world.
Within the academy, it remains a favorite of data science tasks performed by mathematicians, physicists, and scientists from all over the world. It is the second most popular programming language worldwide, according to RedMonk’s ranking; The first language not related to Java, it has been at the top of this ranking since 2008.
The only language that connects them all
One reason for Python’s popularity is its simplicity; people don’t need to understand compilers, compilers, or any other small details required by other languages. Feedback is immediate and language is always evolving. In addition to its popularity among entry-level users, Python is quickly becoming a priority in the business environment, preferring to serve as a “paste language”.
Large development projects always have a trade-off between scale and speed. While the typical software stack that a large organization like Bloomberg uses every day may include code written in several different languages, the underlying data can be stored in multiple formats, languages, and locations. In such environments, Python has taken root as a neat yet powerful way to bridge different applications and code libraries.
By writing this paste code shortly in compiled languages, it satisfies the need and instead builds the architecture in Python, shortening the development cycles, making the results more interactive, and observing faster. It helps developers iterate faster, as it is less likely to crash hard than some compiled languages.
The future of Python
Python changes after each major release, after a voting period in which the core developers of the language select new members. So, most of our role is about listening to the feedback we get from the community. Python’s future includes incorporating this feedback to benefit the world.
Python developers‘ passion and enthusiasm for language is truly inspiring. For example, one of the groups I met before was educators who wanted to discuss ways to clarify how Python flags and explains errors. This is the type of evolution we have always been looking for as it is an example of a small but important change that makes language more accessible and more effective.