Start Your Programming Journey with Python — Part 1: Why Python?

Just like me, that question pops up in your mind, right? why Python? why is Python so popular? and seems to be getting more and more popular in the future.

Let’s talk a little about the history of Python, the Python programming language was first created in the late 1980s by Guido van Rossum and was first released in 1991 as python 0.9.0, the main philosophy of making this programming language is simplicity and code readability. So Python was created more than 30 years ago, these numbers prove that Python is a programming language that is always growing and maturing and adequately supports developers from beginner to expert level.

You are probably still asking the same question, why is Python so popular? let’s find out.

  1. Easy to Learn and Use

Python is one of the most accessible programming languages ​​because it has a simplified and uncomplicated syntax, which places more emphasis on natural languages. Due to its ease of learning and use, python code can be easily written and executed much faster than any other programming language.

As an example, I will show you the python code to display the word “Hello World” and compare it with other programming languages.

Python

PHP

Java

See? this is one of the reasons developers love to work on it. It’s very easy for new developers to learn Python.

2. Versatility

Python is a multipurpose programming language, one of the most interesting aspects of python’s versatility is that it can be used in many types of environments such as mobile applications, desktop applications, web development, hardware programming, and many more.

3. Active Community

As mentioned above, python has been around for more than 30 years, which makes it a programming language with a large community. A large and active community can offer programmers a lot of support as they work on new applications.

they can get instant support from developers of all levels from beginners to experts in the community. Getting help on time plays an important role in project development, which can otherwise lead to delays.

4. Strong Library Support

Python has many useful libraries that make development easy. Programmers can import libraries so they don’t have to write code from scratch to perform complex tasks.

There are many frameworks and libraries are available for python language, such as:

  • Django, Flask for Server-Side Web Development
  • BeautifulSoup for HTML parsing and XML
  • NumPy for Data Science
  • Matplotib for plotting charts and graphs

5. Highly Paying and Demand Job

Python is the most popular programming language which makes Python programming salary a hot topic for discussion. Lots of python jobs are offered on job platforms such as upwork.com, freelancer.com, remoteoke.com, etc. and it looks like for years to come the number of requests for python developers will continue to increase. According to talent.com salaries for python programmers in the USA range from $97,500 — $150,000 per year

If you’re talking about Java in particular, Python is about the best fit you can get amongst all the other languages. Yet the funny thing is, from a language point of view, JavaScript has a lot in common with Python, but it is sort of a restricted subset.

Guido van Rossum

Conclusion

As the field that uses Python grows and develops, so does the demand for Python professionals. This is a great time to learn Python and gain hands-on expertise in the language. This will open the door to many great opportunities.

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