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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Where do you see Python in the next 5-10 years?

 
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Hi Albert,

Sounds like an awesome book you're sharing with us here! I've already taken an introduction to Python through Coursera but that's about the extent of my Python knowledge. However, I really enjoyed what I learned and would love to resume. My question for you would be where do you see Python in the next 5-10 years? Is it something that would be well worth the investment of time in getting to know well? I'd hate to spend a lot of time and effort learning if you don't think it's set to be around for that long.

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David
 
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Most definitely. Python has already established itself as one of the dominant scripting languages. It's popularity rivals PHP, and I think Python has a much better future. Universities are generally switching their Java curriculums over to Python.

Python is a solid choice for the future. PHP and Ruby will probably still be around. Perl seems to be on the decline. But I would readily bet my career on Python holding significant marketshare in 2025.
 
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