Python has grown to become one of the top programming languages in the world, with more developers than ever now using it for data analysis, machine learning, DevOps, and web development. Data analysis and machine learning in particular have moved up in Python developers' priorities, according the 2018 Python Developer survey. Today, 58 percent who use Python do so for data analysis, up from 50 percent last year, overtaking web development on 52 percent. The other rapidly rising uses for Python are machine learning and DevOps. When asked what they use Python for most, web development is the leading answer, given by 27 percent of respondents, and well ahead of the 17 percent who report data analysis as the most common use. However, if machine learning, on 11 percent, and data analysis are combined under the general 'data science' label, data science becomes the most common use for Python. The results are based on a survey of just over 18,000 … [Read more...] about Python programming language’s top uses, tools: Developers reveal their choices
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Video: What programming languages do you need to know to earn more?Python is now one of the most popular programming languages among developers and could soon overtake C++. But a much younger language, Julia -- a possible alternative to Python -- is catching on quickly, according to developer-focused analyst RedMonk. While developers have been using Python for nearly 30 years and is being spurred on by machine learning and data scientists, Julia has only been available since 2012 but is now showing up in numerous language popularity rankings. Last week, analysts from the TIOBE programming language index noted that Julia for the first time made its top 50 list. Stephen O'Grady, co-founder of RedMonk, has also seen growing interest in Julia, which rose three spots to 36th place over the past three months, according to its latest rankings. It also was the fourth quarter in a row it's grown, up from 52nd spot a year ago. O'Grady notes that RedMonk last week received its first-ever … [Read more...] about Possible Python rival? Programming language Julia is winning over developers
Video: What programming languages do you need to know to earn more?A boom in machine-learning applications continues to drive up the popularity of 27-year-old Python, so much that it could soon outrank 33-year-old C++ on TIOBE's programming language index. Python's rise on the new TIOBE index results for August lines up with past results from Stack Overflow, a site that helps programmers solve coding questions, which last year found that growth in Python-tagged questions may have made it the fastest-growing language. IEEE's app for rating the most popular languages has had Python in top spot since 2017 where it remains today, as it does on PyPl. Developer analyst RedMonk places Python in third spot. But on TIOBE's index, Python has never reached third spot. It has risen from fifth to fourth place since August 2017 with a current rating of 6.992 percent, just behind C++'s 7.471 percent rating. TIOBE analysts believe that Python's running on large embedded systems will … [Read more...] about Python’s rise: Could it soon edge out C++ in programming language popularity?