5 Reasons Why Learning Python Is the Best Decision

Naushad
Naushad
Sep 21, 2018 · 6 min read
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Python is used across diverse fields from web and game development to machine learning, AI, scientific computing and academic research. It is easy to learn as a first language and a valuable skill-set to have in any programmers stack because of its diverse usage. A versatile tool that can be useful in just about any career, so it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. My personal favorite language of all time and here are five reasons why I think you should start learning Python as well.

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Python language is expressive and productive. So you can create solutions quickly and others can understand it easily. One of the fundamental ideas behind Python is to facilitate an easily readable code. The syntax of Python is simple, clean and easy to understand. Unlike many other programming languages, its code is relatively easy to read as it resembles a part of everyday English that we speak. You don’t have to deal with complex syntax in Python. For example, following is the the Python code that literally tells the computer to print I am awesome

print(“I’am awesome”)

when in Java it is

public class HelloWorld {

public static void main(String[] args) {

System.out.println("I'am awesome");
}

}

And in C++ it is …

#include <iostream>int main() {
std::cout << "I'am awesome.\n";
}

And in addition, the Python code strictly depends on the use of proper indentation, making the code clear and more structured. Considering its simple and clean syntax, super readable code it is the recommended language if you want to learn programming but never had ever written code before.

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Even though Python is an easy programming language for beginners, it has all of the power and resources necessary to get advance work done. You literally can do everything in Python and there are tons of serious projects that are built with Python. It is basically everywhere, it is super small so shows up on embedded devices and pretty much every server ever. Once you learn it you can find opportunities in web development, data science, machine learning, AI, web scrapping, game development, scientific and numeric computing, the list goes on, making it the versatile language to learn. So if you want to learn coding but haven’t decided what to do with it then Python is the obvious option. As it gives you a choice to switch between different fields with its flexibility.

Python is a great addition to your skill set no matter where you career ends up taking you.

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Python is being used by many big companies as it is simple, versatile and easy to maintain. I am sure you would be surprised to know these companies; Facebook, Google, NASA, Quora, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, Dropbox, Instagram, are just to name a few. These companies make use of Python where ever they can. Python’s growth is spread pretty evenly across industries. And because of its user-friendly, simplicity, scalable, robust and innovative in nature Python is the programming language preferred by most of the startups.

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Another popular reason to learn Python is it is awesomely open. It is open source so you can get to know every aspect of it if you want. At the same time, Python is hugely popular and has a massive community of developers who can support you when you run into trouble.

You might be thinking why you need a community when you want to be a programmer? Well a strong community comes in handy when you are learning a language or developing projects using it. If you have any query or any technical issue while learning or building projects with Python you can seek help from thousands of Python community members on forums, Q&A sites, Twitter, Facebook pretty much everywhere.

You can ask developers in your community to give you advice or use your code to find bugs that you can’t locate. The Python community is stronger than before as many people started learning it. In 2017 python is the second most popular language on github. According to StackOverflow the volume of visitors to questions about Python on their site is increasing more rapidly than any other, claiming Python to be the

This combination of openness and large user-base means almost anyone from casual programmers to professional software developers can engage with the language at the level they need.

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In Python you often won’t need to write much code because Python comes with great standard library. And it is the center of huge universe of wonderful third-party libraries. The more companies and people using Python the more resources are built around it helping developers to complete complicated tasks without many coding difficulties.

There are which make Python hugely popular across diverse fields of web development, scientific computing, cloud configuration, data analysis, machine learning, AI and academic research. Python has become the needing environment for scientific community with specialist libraries ranging from Astropy to Biopython. There is NumPy for data science, EarthPy for earth sciences, Astropy for astronomy, PyGame for game development, Tensorflow for machine learning and many more.

Python has taken a prominent position in web development, providing backend support for hugely popular websites like Youtube, Instagram, Reddit and Dropbox using Python web frameworks such as django, falsk, and pyramid.

You can find a curated list of awesome Python frameworks, libraries, software and resources .

As you can see with Python you can build simple scripts to complex applications. You can do it quickly, safely and fewer lines of code than you might think possible. Python is fun, expressive, its readable style, quick editing, run development cycle meaning you can sit down writing code, rather than fighting compilers and complex syntax. Python will grow with you as your experiments become prototypes, your prototypes become products. Python makes the experience of writing software easier and enjoyable.

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Naushad

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Naushad

I write on Entrepreneurship and Computer science. I’am the force behind PluraliQ.com — Online one-on-one coding classes for kids.

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Naushad

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I write on Entrepreneurship and Computer science. I’am the force behind PluraliQ.com — Online one-on-one coding classes for kids.

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from confusion to clarity not insanity

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