Published 19. November 2018

Python programming language: Relevance for freelancers

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Python doesn’t just sound smart. This universal programming language is becoming more and more popular. Python is considered to be more intuitive, more minimalistic and easier to learn than Java, for example. Advantages that allow many beginners to make rapid progress. The fact that many programmers find suitable solutions more quickly with Python is partly due to the relatively small number of keywords. Also, the Python code is easier to read and shorter than the code of traditional programming languages. Development, debugging and maintenance are therefore smoother. Less code provides strength.

Companies are no longer conceivable without programmers.

Nowadays there is hardly any company that does not need programmers, software developers and engineers at least once in a while. People with the ability to find and write the right codes are in high demand, as permanent employees as well as freelancers. This drives salaries and hourly rates in the right direction for applicants and candidates: upwards. And it’s a good feeling when what you can do is also in demand and helps others.

But with which programming language do individuals and companies reach their goal in the best possible way? Python enthusiasts appreciate the clear, concise syntax and describe it as a powerful programming language, ideal for stable results. As a versatile, universal language, it is suitable for almost all application problems. Programs written with Python are easy to use and efficient.
Python is the perfect programming language for artificial intelligence. And AI is regarded as the future on which not only research institutions, analysts, Internet and high-tech companies, but also almost all powerful market participants will have to rely in the long term.

A lot speaks for programming with Python. Are there also critical aspects?

There’s the distribution, above all. For example, space hog Java runs on billions of devices and is listed in statistics as by far the most widely used programming language. Second place is followed by the language “C”. Although Python has many fans worldwide, the demand for Python programmers is – in absolute numbers – much lower. On the other hand, there are also fewer of them.

Choosing a programming language and getting started.

If you want to start programming, you will first have to choose a language. And think about this decision for a moment. An important role in this aspect is the industry in which you operate and the area that appeals to you. For example, the automotive industry (at least for now) requires Java programmers particularly frequently. Python, on the other hand, is strongly represented in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and data science. It is also considered ideal for automating server operations.

No matter what language you learn: Once you have internalized the basics of programming, you have a clear advantage. This is because it can also transfer much knowledge to other software languages if required. For example, you always need if-then rules, i.e. commands for variables or sequences to which you assign values.

Python and other programming languages open many doors.

Andrée Beaulieu-Green wrote the wise and amusing sentence: “Programming is like kissing: You can talk about it, you can describe it, but you only know what it means when you’ve done it.”
Whether Python, Java, C++ or C or another programming language – it’s worth a try. If it challenges you and you enjoy it. If you code successfully, you can make a good living even without going to college.

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