Several new programming languages have been gaining popularity in recent years. Languages like Ruby, Kotlin, Python, Crystal, and Rust have all made their way into the hearts and minds of programmers across the world.
While Python is a good programming language to have under your belt, it’s not a standalone solution for web development. Python is a helpful addition to existing web programming languages, but can’t do much by itself.
Programming languages serve different purposes
Each time a new programming language is created, the goal is to improve on features like efficiency, debugging and memory management. Some of the older, foundational programming languages are useful but have some hefty drawbacks compared to new languages.
As a general rule, it’s good to learn the programming languages that are in high demand if you want a thriving programming career. That will require learning languages that aren’t necessarily the best, but if those languages serve a client’s needs, that’s where you’ll find your income.
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