There are thousands of programming languages used to serve multiple purposes. Among them, Python stands out, which means that it would be useful for more and more people to get acquainted with it. So the question "Why learn Python?" There are a number of arguments that prove the usefulness of Python but also why it is now the most popular programming language. But let's look in more detail at some things about this language that may not be known.
However, Python's ever-increasing success was not a given. The long transition from Python 2 to Python 3 in particular could push developers in a different direction. Python 3 was first launched in 2008 and the team was originally scheduled to stop supporting Python 2 in 2015. This meant that no further bug fixes and security updates would be made. However, the team eventually extended the original deadline until 2020, when it became clear that many developers needed more time to update their code with a newer version.
O'Grady says Python's growing popularity is largely due to its ingenuity, which makes it easy to adapt to a variety of functions and activities. Companies like Google and apps like Google dropbox and Instagram rely heavily on Python, as well as countless smaller businesses. In addition, it is the language that is preferred and used more by many scientists and mathematicians in academia for "crunching" data.
It is worth noting that RedMonk classifies the programming languages based on two criteria: 1) the number of questions asked for each language in StackOverflow and 2) the number of projects based on each language hosted on the service GitHub of Microsoft products.
However, there was little movement in RedMonk's ranking of the top 20 programming languages. O'Grady noted her rise Dart, a language developed by Google, has jumped nine places, from 33rd to 24th in the last 18 months.