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.
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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