In the 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, Python was deemed the 4th most popular programming language, 2nd most loved, 1st most wanted, and made the list of the top 20 paying technologies. If you’re an experienced developer or technology professional, you don’t need to be sold on Python, you already know its benefits and have decided if/where it fits into your skillset. If you’re new to the development field and are starting to plan your career, then take a few minutes to watch this video from Programming with Mosh. It gives an overview of Python and the many applications it can have to nearly any type of business.
There are many programming languages to learn, and which one you’ll tackle next may depend on your industry, clients or preferred type of work. It’s also a wise choice to learn the languages that are in high demand and most likely to bring more opportunity. Therefore, if you haven’t already, it’s a wise choice to learn Python!
If Dice’s claims don’t convince you that learning Python would be a great investment in your skills, Glassdoor also released an article towards the end of last year encouraging the same thing. In addition to the growing demand, they provide three arguments to learning or improving your Python abilities:
- It’s useful to a wide range of employers
- Employers like it because its trendy
- It appeals to programmers, which appeals to employers
As already noted, even if it’s growing and trendy, Python may not make sense to you depending on where your contracting business is taking you. However, we can guarantee that a new skill or training of some sort will be relevant to you this year. How will you be investing in yourself and your professional development in 2018?