KillerSites Blog

Python even MORE popular in 2018

July 30, 2018

I keep reading article after article and survey after survey, on how Python keeps growing in popularity as a programming language. So, why is that the case? And, should you learn Python?

Let’s start off with some of the reasons why Python is popular:

  1. Python is easy to learn.
  2. Python is used in a wide variety of applications.
  3. Python is easy to program with, yet very powerful.
  4. Python code can be written a few styles, including OOP and functionally.
  5. Python has a HUGE set of libraries/modules that can be dropped into your Python programs, speeding up the development process.

A few comments:

Python’s core strength, is that it’s a general purpose language. As such, it is used in many different fields, such as: Ai and machine learning, server automation, web development, data sciences and more. This flexibility of use in the real-world, is a key reason why Python’s popularity keeps growing.

Should you learn Python?

Short answer: Yes. You have nothing to loose, and everything to gain learning Python. It’s a great first programming language, given Python code is so easy to read. Yet Python still can express pretty advanced programming concepts relatively easily.

… For those of you who don’t know how to code yet, many of the programming concepts and techniques you find in Python, you will also find in many other languages like JavaScript, Java, C++, C#, Kotlin, PHP, Ruby, Swift and many others. So in effect, when you learn Python, you will be learning much about just about every modern programming language!

How about Python jobs?

There are lots of Python jobs, and in many fields. So having Python as tool in your nerd-toolbelt, will just make getting well paying jobs that much easier.


I teach a few languages, and have written commercial code in 9 programming languages. There is a reason I choose Python as one of only 3 programming the languages I teach.

If you like to learn quickly, then you will love how easily and quickly you will learn Python with my popular Python course.

Stefan Mischook