We are open! Classes are running in-person (socially distanced) and live online. Secure your seat today

Practical Programming Blog | Tutorials, Resources, Tips & Tricks

Why is Python So Popular & Why You Should Learn It

Python is a programming language that was created in 1991 to make coding fun and fast by using English-like code and lots of white space. It’s easy to learn, has a strong global support network, and is regarded as the most versatile programming language in the world. 

Python has been growing exponentially in popularity over the past decade and is predicted to continue moving up the charts among the world’s most popular coding languages. From job opportunities to job growth, there are a plethora of reasons to learn Python right now!

Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the world

Python is the fastest-growing programming language in the world. With millions of professional and amateur developers using it in their daily work, Python’s community is a supportive wealth of knowledge. You’ll never be on your own trying to find the answer to your coding challenges. 

Why is it so popular? Python’s easy to read syntax makes it easy to learn and teach to new employees. This syntax also makes it easy to collaborate with other developers in large corporations or an open-source project on GitHub. It’s the most versatile programming language in the world, too. Python frameworks and libraries make it easy to build projects quickly and securely. 

The best places to work are using Python

Huge tech companies, fintech firms, international research organizations, and even small mobile app companies use Python for their main coding language. You’ll find the coolest up-and-coming startups, established finance firms, and even social media conglomerates are looking for Python programmers just like you to join their teams. There is no shortage of Python jobs available and these jobs are predicted to continue growing four times faster than most jobs in the United States. 

Python easy to learn and it will still be useful when you’re more experienced 

Python was designed to be easy to read, scalable, and save the programmer time. The simple syntax and object-oriented paradigm makes it easy to learn and collaborate with other Python programmers. 

The simple syntax also means you’ll need fewer lines of code than other languages. Fewer lines of code make it faster to write a complete script and it’s less likely to have to search high and low for bugs later.

Python is capable of handling big data, small personal projects, powering apps with millions of users, and even creating web platforms. There is no question that you’ll find it useful no matter where you are in your career – even if you’re not a developer.

Python’s libraries and frameworks make it versatile and easy to use

There are thousands of frameworks and libraries for Python. Collectively, these are often called packages or used synonymously with each other. When you learn Python, you’re guaranteed to learn a library or two.

These collections of reusable code make programming with Python fast, easy, and more secure. Libraries can be used for data science, machine learning, fintech, and more. Python frameworks are powering some of the world’s largest and most successful websites. 

There are libraries available for most programming languages, but Python’s usability, readability, and popularity make its packages the most user-friendly and powerful. They are new libraries being released regularly, new updates to existing libraries consistently, and support for these libraries is easily accessible on the web. 

Python is the most versatile programming language

Python can be used for nearly everything: data science, web development, app development, fintech, and more. Python is based on C which automatically makes it compatible with C and C++. Python libraries and frameworks make it easy to use Python with other languages, too, like JavaScript and PHP which run 80% of the sites on the web today.

With Python libraries and frameworks, this easy and versatile language gets even better. Frameworks are packages of code that are like blueprints for apps, websites, algorithms, and more. Libraries are smaller modules of reusable code like algorithms, database access, cryptography, and more.

Introducing your organization to Python could boost your career

Already have a job? Amazing! Upskill with Python and take your career to the next level. If you work in finance, research, or web design, you could bring Python to your current role and leverage your new skills for a raise or promotion. Or you might be able to get your current employer to fund your Python education. 

If you use Excel every day, you’ll want to learn the power of Python. You can use it to make predictions, power a website or app, analyze research data, and automate the data tasks you do every day. Start saving time and creating valuable insights for your organization today!

Back to Blog
Yelp Facebook LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Instagram