How Python Is Helping to Improve Open Source
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Great programmers, architects, and founders always have a clear vision for the future of a programming language before they start building their application. While selecting a particular language for building an application, the most important thing developers consider is how long support for that language will continue to exist and whether it will be easy to transfer their code if the language gradually becomes obsolete. When Facebook was built, PHP was one of the most popular and powerful choices for web development. Although, if you ask the Facebook team to make their now famous website today, they would probably use a language like Ruby, Scala or Python.
Quora, one of the leading question and answer site, was built on Python and their CEO, Adam D’Angelo, has stated that more than 5 years after Quora was developed, he is happy with the choice of language. So what are the key factors that most programmers consider? Dependency upon other stacks is one for sure! A language such as Python has many frameworks and programming models that have improved the open source stack. The Python programming model enables you to write your own open source code which can be purely based on the native Python language. Anyone who codes using Python will tell you that coding in Python is relatively simple compared to some other options. Thus, coding in Python can enhance the reusability as it would be simple to refactor and use it again in different projects. Lets look at some of the factors, models, and frameworks that will improve Open Source for good.