Python has explosive growth in last a couple of years at the expense of
1. Ease of Learning
2. Online Resources
When I learn a new programming language, one thing I always look for is the tools around that. For example, just assume if you have to work without
Eclipse or IntelliJIDEA in Java, it will be a nightmare, even for developers like who have started learning Java wit Notepad and DOS editors.
5. Frameworks, Libraries, and APIs
Apart from tools, Libraries and APIs is another thing which makes a programming language usable and popular. One of the main reason for Python’s explosive growth was the kind of library it posses. Just imagine Python without Pandas, TensorFlow, Django, Flask framework.
They will not just help you to become productive and deliver quickly but also prevent you from re-inventing the wheel. I still remember those days where every single project I have worked in Java had their own proprietary API, doing the same thing again and again.
Open source libraries have helped a lot, so choose a programming language which has rich API and library support.
So the choice is difficult but like many things, in life,, the choice really depends upon your goal. If you can answer questions like why are you learning Programming? do you want to create a mobile app or want to develop a web application? Do you want to learn Programming to explore
Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial intelligence, and other sunrise technologies, etc?
On the other hand, if you want to learn Data Science and Machine learning then choose Python because it is more evolved in that space and has a bigger community and popular libraries to support you.
And, if you are a mix of both like you want to do Web Development now and Machine learning later than learn Python. IMHO, Python is the best major programming language and every software developer should learn it.
On the other hand, if you want to explore sunrise technologies like Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Cloud Computing then I suggest you start with Python.
It has a very interesting, powerful and hugely popular library which gives it a stronghold in this area and learning Python not only make you more productive but it will also help you to reach your goal quickly.
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