The era we are in termed as the Machine Age or Digital Age, which basically means everything that can be automated, will be automated. And as we speak, certain actions and things are being performed in the direction.
Initially designed to just carry out large calculations, the computers now-a-days have become one of our necessities. Such a drastic change within no time in contrast to the inception of computers.
And now with Artificial Intelligence on the boom, the technology will revolutionize the way we live. Tesla’s driver-less car, Amazon Echo and Google Home, are just the beginning.
But how come all this happened so rapidly? The answer to the question is simple. Python.
According to the TIOBE index, Python is the 4th most popular programming language out of 100.
In other words: Python is the new C!
1. It’s a human thing
People plugged into coding, have only one thing to say when it comes to Python, and that is, it is a human thing. The language we humans use to speak, certainly, computers don’t understand that. But such is not the case with Python. It is as simple as speaking English.
With this being, anyone with zero or less knowledge about coding can easily delve into coding and become an expert. Because Python makes it easy to do so. Its syntax is user-friendly, the main focus one needs to do is on the solution of the problem and not on remembering the complicated or length-long syntax.
2. Flexible nature
Python was created to provide ease of access. And anything rigid can’t cater to it. When it comes to flexibility, Python stands on the top.
It is a dynamically typed language, i.e. no need to mention data type based on value assigned, it takes data type. This means there are no hard rules on how to build features, and you'll have more flexibility solving problems using different methods.
Also Python has in-built libraries, i.e. a collection of functions and methods that allows you to perform many actions without writing your code, making it simpler to access and adapt.
3. The Wide Scale Community
Probably, you’ll be thinking, how having a wide scale community a perk. Well, you don’t ask the same question when everywhere you travel you find people talking and discussing about GOT and Avengers.
Python has the 5th Largest StackOverflow Community, 4th Most-Used Language at GitHub, 3rd Largest Meetup Community, that means the more likely you'd get help and the more people will be building useful tools to ease the process of development.
4. Your path to the dream job
If you’ll research and talk around, Python is the hottest thing in the market. It is the 2nd most demanded skill on Angel List and also the skill with the highest average salary offered.
Recruiters actively look for candidates with a knack of Python. It this six letter word is on your resume; you won’t be neglected at any cost.
Google, G-Maps, YouTube, Mozilla, Dropbox, Microsoft, Cisco, Spotify, Quora, are some of the big names.
5. The welcoming future
With the artificial intelligence, data science and machine learning taking over the entire scenario, Python is more in demand than ever, especially it can be integrated into web applications without much ado.
As mentioned earlier, Python is the 4th most popular programming language out of 100, and with many developers using the same platform at one single time, and the environment supporting them, it is not shy to say that Python has rooted itself in the realm.
The Concerning Part
As of now, we are well versed with the advantages of Python, but there is still one and the biggest disadvantage that we are ignoring.
- It is that the 21st century kids are being taught by 20th century adults using 19th century curriculum and techniques.
- Python is still not taught in a regular fashion in our educational instructions.
So, relying on the system is the biggest mistake one can do when thinking of future.
It’s your future and you only have to take actions for it. No one else is responsible. Only you!
Don’t waste time, just get on where learning happens in the real way: the practical way.
Think Python. Think Awakinn.