Python is eating the world – how it became the hottest language #Python @ZDnet

Guido van Rossum created Python out of frustration with other computer languages. Nick Heath on ZDnet discusses Python’s past and explores what’s next.

Today enthusiasm for Python has spread far beyond that initial circle of developers, and some are predicting it will soon become the most popular programming language in the world, as it continues to add new users faster than any other languageMillions of people use Python each day, with the exponential growth in users showing little sign of tailing off.

Python is used for tasks big and small by professional and amateur developers and is particularly popular among web devs, data scientists, and system administrators.

Python plays a pivotal role in some of the world’s best-known organizations, helping Netflix stream videos to more than 100 million homes worldwide, powering the photo-sharing phenomenon Instagram, and aiding NASA in space exploration.

See the article here for more including a video of the discussion.

And to see those smaller, microcontroller-sized use cases (which actually is a huge, growing field) see CircuitPython.org and the Awesome CircuitPython List.

 

 


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