Northeastern.edu classified programming languages according to their popularity, potential, and power. In 2020 this programming language bagged the first position in spite of the drawback of not being suitable for mobile application development. Developed in 1989 by Guido Van Rossum that programming language is familiar to most of us as “Python”. How many of us knew Instagram and Pinterest were built using Python? 21% of Facebook’s codebase is based on Python, according to the official Facebook site. But the most interesting fact is that Python doesn’t just stop there.
Presently it’s been widely used in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Financial Services, Data Science, and many more. In 2020 alone, 19,000 jobs were posted on Indeed with a median annual salary of $120,000. Below are some of the many applications of Python:
- Web Development
Due to the frameworks Python uses, it’s used to make Web-applications at a fast rate. HTTPS, FTP, SSL are protocols used that integrate the frameworks which go into the common backhand logic.
- Game Development
Not just for data analysis and social media but Python also impresses us with games. Some popular games like Battlefield 2, Bridge Commander, Civilization IV, etc. use Python for most if not all of its operations.
- Desktop GUI
A common example of a desktop GUI can be the screen calendar or reminder notes. Python provides the Tkinter library that can be used to develop user interfaces.
In short, we can say that Python is a simple yet powerful programming language and should be the first coding language for programmers. Since it’s been developed as late as the 1990s, it is comparatively easier to pick up and comprehend. Children as young as 13 years old can start working with python and create their own project(s). Python is an open-level language, which means that the programming (the lowest of which are 1s and 0s) is differentiated from the language at the computer level. Many may confuse Python with Ruby programming because of their similarity. While being in interpreted languages, Python is faster and easier to program.
Undoubtedly, Python and its libraries’ incredible advantages and efficiency act as the root of its relentless development. This basis is so solid that this language is used in its codebase by virtually all multi-million enterprises. In addition, future innovations such as AI and its subsets, big data, and networking promise this programming tool a promising future. It’s a programming language that is very stable and cost-effective. This allows millions of small and medium-sized enterprises to use Python to build their programs.