Survey: Python Use Up 45%
Evans Data has announced that use of the Python programming language has increased by 45 percent since the spring of 2008.Evans Data has announced that use of the Python programming language has increased by 45 percent since the spring of 2008. According to Evans Data's most recent North American Development Survey, the growth in Python use can be directly attributed to the use of Google's App Engine cloud development platform, which debuted with support for Python development. Google App Engine has since added Java as a second language supported on the platform. Evans Data officials said only 13 percent of developers surveyed said they used Python before Google announced its App Engine platform in Spring 2008, but that number has increased to 20.3 percent today.
Ironically, the Evans Data survey results were revealed on the same day -- Nov. 10 -- that Google announced a new programming language, known as Go, which could compete with Python as the language of choice for some projects.
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