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Why you should learn Python in 2020

Why you should learn Python in 2020

Over the last few years, the coding scene has evolved a lot and Python has replaced Java as the most popular coding language in universities and schools. Since then, it has never looked back and Python usage is on the up and it has become the predominant language in most of the main developer communities.

But the question is- should a programmer learn Python on the strength of its popularity alone? Afterall, its growth in use doesn’t mean that C++ or Java are declining. Here are some reasons why you should make learning Python one of your new year's resolutions for 2020.


1. It’s easy

Python is one of the easiest languages to learn and yet despite this, it is powerful enough to build a web application and automate many of the more boring tasks. It is also great for scripting and many say it is easier to use than another popular scripting language, Perl. For those who already know Ruby, Java, and JavaScript, if you learn Python, you can acquire a new and very powerful tool to help you in your work.


2. Data science

One of the best reasons to learn Python is its application in data science. With high demand for data science coders with Python knowledge, and even higher salaries, it is a great option for those looking for a new challenge. Python is superior as a programming language in this field as it is versatile, flexible and means you can create scripts that automate a number of tasks.


3. Machine learning

The growth of machine learning seems to be unstoppable and it is rapidly changing everything around us, without us even realising. As algorithms become more sophisticated, they are now able to answer your questions and even predict what you might be after, and chatbots and apps such as Uber, are built on algorithms as well. Python is one of, if not the best language for programming in machine learning and there is a lot of content and different communities available for those looking to learn.


4. WebDev

Another great reason for learning Python in 2020 is because of its application in web development. Tasks that would take forever using PHP can be completed in a matter of minutes using Python and some of the internet's most popular websites, like Reddit, are made using it.


5. A big community

If you are going to successfully learn a new technology, it helps a lot if it has a big community. Having people to reach out to helps with troubleshooting, questions, and motivation. A quick Google search will bring up a lot of information and communities such as StackOverflow bring a large number of experts together to help newbies succeed.


6. Multipurpose

Python is incredibly diverse and can be used for a wide range of different purposes. It is not tied to just one thing and it can help you create web applications, data analysis, and you can also use it to write scripts to automate a number of day to day tasks.


7. Money

Developers that are skilled in Python are some of the highest paid out there, particularly in the field of data science, machine learning and web development. You can work remotely or anywhere in the world, and in a wide range of different industries.


Authored by the Finerton.com News Team (Malta)
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Last modified on: November 21, 2019


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