Although the Python programming language was first released in 1991 when I was in the second year of my computer science studies back in Ireland, I didn't hear of it in the Tokyo IT job market until quite recently.
Now, I see it appearing on job descriptions and resumes for roles as diverse as Linux administration and data science. Why is this?
Python is a general purpose programming language that supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-oriented and structured programming, and has an emphasis on code readability and simplicity. It has a large community ecosystem, with open source frameworks, and is considered relatively easy to learn. As a result, it's a very useful language to learn.
One of the beautiful things about Python is it's versatility, and the ability to use the language for many different purposes. Examples of this include web development, system deployment automation and data science / data analytics. As a result, we're now seeing Python appear on job descriptions for positions in many different areas of IT.
Are you using Python in your current job or interested in learning it? Let me know your thoughts in the Comments below. And please feel free to contact us if you’re looking for an opportunity to use your Python skills or hire someone with Python skills for your team.
PS - Python was named after Monty Python, the British comedy group. For Monty Python's job interview, click here: https://youtu.be/523uxFMUTGA