You may have heard the term ‘Python’ multiple times. But what is it exactly?
Learning how to code, especially in Python, is an extremely valuable skill in today’s digital age. Even the basics can help you advance in your career.
Prof. Arnab Chakraborty is an internationally certified technical corporate trainer with over 26 years of experience.
He has worked with companies such as HP, Accenture, and IBM (fun fact: IBM also utilizes Python!) and is providing Python online classes through Spark.Live! We talk to him regarding this popular coding language and the many ways it can positively impact your career.
Q: What are the advantages of learning Python? Do students who learn Python have an edge over other programming and computer science students?
A: The main advantage of learning Python is that the Python language is very easy to learn compared to other programming languages. So, you can be a great Python application developer quickly.
Another benefit of Python: it’s used by a good number of tech giants like Google, Instagram, Disney, Nokia, IBM, and many more. As it is popular, so it is widely used. Lots of companies rely on this language, so you can earn more recognition as a Python developer and create a lucrative career as the same.
Q: If a student learns Python, which industries does it become easier for them to apply to?
A: If students learn Python, then students will be able to apply in many industries, for instance, web development, data science, machine and deep learning, financial industries, IOT application-based industries, software testing, and network protocol testing, to name a few.
Q: What are the most common applications of Python?
A: The most common applications of Python are in:
- Web application development
- Game development
- Business application development
- Desktop application development
- Scientific and data science-based application development
Q: Can knowledge of Python be useful for non-tech professionals?
A: Yes, of course. Your educational background doesn’t impact your learning or knowledge of Python.
By referring to good books, manuals, joining training classes, and choosing people with a strong coding background as mentors, anyone can become a proficient programmer.
Q: What would be your general advice to students who want to be successful in life?
A: My general advice would be that:
- You should keep studying and gain more and more knowledge
- Do not waste time – time management is essential
- Stay committed to your studies
- Always try something new and challenge yourself
- Do not compare yourself with others
- Do not break down if something goes wrong, and try to learn from your mistakes
These small yet important things can help you become successful in every avenue of your life.
As a reward, we’re going to let you in on a little secret; have you ever wondered why this language is called Python? Well, according to Python.org, ‘When he began implementing Python, Guido van Rossum was also reading the published scripts from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a BBC comedy series from the 1970s. Van Rossum thought he needed a name that was short, unique, and slightly mysterious, so he decided to call the language Python.’
That's right, the coding language used by some of the most influential companies all over the world is named after Monty Python!
If all of the many applications of this language haven’t convinced you, maybe the above factoid will!