In our previous blog we talked about the many reasons that people choose to write in Python. After all, it’s not as complex as many other language and it resembles English more closely than most languages. It also requires fewer lines of code to perform many of the most basic tasks, and, as with many of the languages we teach at our coding bootcamps, it’s in constant demand.
Those are a few of the reasons that learning to code in Python is easy, but there’s actually more to it than that; people have been choosing Python for over 25 years, so it should be obvious that there’s even more going on behind the curtain. Here are a few more aspects of Python that make it insanely popular.
Look, at our coding school we’re going to teach you everything you need so that you’ll have the best chance of getting a job as a junior programmer. We know that you need to know the basics so that you can grow, and we’re certainly not going to skip the basics, even if there are shortcuts. Just forget we said anything about shortcuts.
Okay, here are some shortcuts. As a coder, you’re going to have to know how to be as efficient as possible, and that often means knowing where to find the shortcuts. Welcome to libraries like PyPI! Because Python has been around for so long, packages have been made for some of the most common tasks. Actually, with over 98,000 packages on that site alone, many of the most uncommon tasks have been dealt with too. Even if you can’t find the perfect library, many of them offer excellent jumping off points so that you can add your own code to get exactly what you want.
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Python was named after the comedy troupe Monty Python, and that spirit of camaraderie seems to have stuck around over the decades among those who learned to code Python. There are Python conventions on six continents where coders come together to talk shop, compete in contests, hang out, and teach the next generation how to code.
PyCon North America is taking place in Portland, OR on May 17-25. That’s right, as full week of Python. As their site says: “PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community that uses and develops the open-source Python programming language. PyCon is organized by the Python community for the community...PyCon is a diverse conference dedicated to providing an enjoyable experience to everyone.”
Unfortunately, you’ll be right in the middle of our Northern Colorado Python bootcamp, so maybe next year would be a better time to go (you’ll have a lot more to talk about). Even if you never attend a convention, it still benefits you: the relationships that are made at cons create new companies and jobs, which give those who learn to code Python even more opportunities.
You Can Learn It At A Bootcamp
So, are you ready to make the most of your time and jump into our coding classes? They’re the fastest way to learn a new language, whether Python is your first coding language or your fourth. Either way, you’ll be creating and fixing in this versatile language before you know it. Learn more about our Python classes right here.