4 Reasons All Web Developers Should Learn Python
Even if you’re strictly a Frontend Developer!
1. It’s Versatile
Python is great for Web Development offering amazing web frameworks like Django which make it extremely efficient to spin up web applications. However it’s real advantage is its versatility.
The most common use cases for python are data science, data analysis and software engineering, but other use cases for Python include:
- Statistical Computing
- Data Visualization
- Web Development
- Machine Learning
- Artificial Intelligence
- Web Scraping
- Game and Mobile App Development
- Process Automation
2. It’s Popular
Python is the most popular programming language in the world and roughly 30% of all code is written in Python.
This popularity means there is tons of support for it in the form of Python Libraries, Tutorials, and Online Forums. It also means that there is an expectation that veteran programmers are at least familiar with the language.
3. Strong Job Opportunities
Due to its popularity, there of course are plenty of jobs for engineers who have strong Python skills. According to ActiveState, the industries with the most need for Python are insurance, retail banking, aerospace, finance, business services, hardware, healthcare, consulting services, info-tech (think: Google), and software development
One of the quickest growing industries at the moment is machine learning in which Python is by far the most popular language.
4. It’s Easy!
Python is known as a readable programming language; its syntax was designed to be interpretable and concise, and has inspired many other coding languages. This bodes well for first-timers and those who are new to programming. And, since it typically requires fewer lines of code to perform the same operation in Python than in other languages, it’s much faster to write and complete scripts. In the long run, this saves developers time, which can then be used to further improve their Python.
On top of that, the Python community is consistently releasing updates and it continually improving it.