This article provides some background information on the programming language Python, it outlines its advantages and drawbacks and gives a conclusion on the question whether it is really worth learning it or not.
Advantages and Drawbacks of Python
Python is a recently added language to the market that has quickly gained popularity and recognition as a leading programming language. First released in February 1991, it has undergone continuous improvement to meet the demands of modern computing.
Python is known for its versatility and ease of programming. This makes it a resourceful language that can be used in a wide range of applications. As an interpreted language, it is cross-platform and can be used for both desktop and cloud computing. In fact, many banks now use Python for cloud computing. Its use in the embedded world is rapidly increasing with the development of microcontroller ports such as MicroPython. Of course, on the other hand side, this leads to an increased processor execution time. However, the reduction in the production level code development by an order of x10 or more, makes it a natural choice for developers over C/C++ and other similar languages.
The ease of development and the inherent safety features of Python makes it a desirable choice for modern developers. It reduces the time spent on tedious tasks such as tracing memory leakages and hard-to-find bugs. While this may come at the cost of execution time, the significant reduction in development time compensates for it.
|Relative Ease of Programming and Flexibility||Longer Processor Execution Time|
|Cross-Platform Programming Possible|
|Popular choice for data-intensive applications, such as IoT|
Future Relevance of Python
So giving an answer to the question whether it is worth learning Python, we clearly can say: YES. Learning Python is essential and can greatly enhance your skillset and future career prospects. We expect its use to grow in the future from IoT nodes to cloud-based SAAS. The trend towards cloud computing and the Internet of Things continues. Consequently, the use and spread of Python’s source code are likely to grow dramatically.
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