Which programming language has been around for more than three decades and continues to grow in popularity each year?
If you guessed Python, you nailed it. In the 2022 Octoverse report, GitHub found that Python remains the second most-used programming language on GitHub. Interestingly, Python’s use grew more than 22 percent year over year with more than four million developers on GitHub using it at some point in 2022.
In a new article, GitHub dives into a brief history of Python, its benefits, its use cases, and seek to answer why a program language conceived in the 1980s continues to dominate development. And, since GitHub is on the case, they’ll also offer a few useful tips and tricks for developers new to—and experienced in—Python.
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