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Four Reasons Why Python Is a Good Programming Language

Need reasons to start using Python. Read on and listen to these four good reasons to start using it today.

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When I started programming, Java was all the rage. There were no doubts regarding this. Java is the only programming language in the information technology industry that has remained strong since its inception date. Java is the most successful technology in the industry and this is due to its versatility. Java can be used to develop anything possible from software applications, desktop applications, mobile applications, gaming clients, and web applications. It does this all without too much hassle, also.

However, this is all changing, and it's changing fast. Python is starting to take the lead for all of Java’s greatness. Python has managed to remain in the shadows for more than a decade since its own inception. Yet now, it has emerged as an invaluable gem for the technology industry. It is receiving amazing popularity and acceptance due to its performance, efficiency, and secure environment.

All of these aspects have compelled the industry to use Python, with many programmers having relied on this technology for the past couple of years. Besides these basic features, I listed in the second paragraph, there are numerous other abilities that are incorporated within Python. This makes it superior for a million different uses and helped it gain trust from developers worldwide.

Python is Easy to Learn

For a new programming language to take hold and be accepted by the ever-changing technology industry, it has to be simple to learn and easy to apply. If a language is difficult to learn and integrate, it will have little chance of being widely adopted. Heck, Python even uses real-time wordings, making it easier than most to pick up.

Almost all of the syntax is very similar to "real-life" words. The keywords are very familiar to any non-programmer, so beginners can pick up on the language without too much difficulty.

Python is Super Efficient

Efficiency means everything to a new programming language past 2010. A new technology lacking efficiency will never gain the same success as Java or Python. We have to accept the standards set by Python because of the libraries and methods that were created for us to use in our source codes. With these built-in methods and classes, common tasks are easily executed systematically without hampering the application.

Python is Highly Scalable

In the last four or six years, the industry has seen the requirement for highly scalable methodologies (such as Agile methodology). When a client requires a large amount of development for a software application that does not require for the project to be complete, the application can be moved to live at any moment of the development process by completing a certain amount of modules of the application.

The application remains easily open to being connected to other new modules in a systematic approach without disturbing its existing modules. This enables the application to remain in an auto-complete mode so that it can be enhanced further in later periods of time without debugging its core too much.

Python is Always Updated

A new technology often seems to depreciate in less time than it takes to be developed. Everything comes with an expiration date, always being replaced with a better (or sometimes not) solution in the future. If the technology manages to span a number of years keeping consistent or growing in popularity, this implies the acceptability of the technology. Due to its repeated adoption and commitment to refining itself over time, Python definitely seems to be succesful.

Not only that, it has been accompanied with HTML5, CSS5, jQuery, AJAX, and other popular and futuristic technologies. This allows for it to be an amazing choice for highly efficient web applications, smartphone apps, and native applications for any operating system that you can think of.

Final Thoughts About Python

Finally, any technology with high reliability will gain respect and confidence of developers. Luckily, Python passes with flying colors as a highly reliable technology. Python’s reliability lies in its secure environment, availability of reliable resources, and availability of strong support community in the industry.

And, before I close this piece, I have to applaud the Python community. They give on-demand support for their developers anytime—24/7. So, without a doubt, the support and reliability of this technology are superb.

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