This is a prediction made by StackOverflow, a programming Q&A center. With more than 50 million amateur and professional developers visiting the website, StackOverflow is one of the qualified companies to make such a survey. Based on the huge increase in the questions from developers on Python and the data they have collected, StackOverflow made this survey possible.
Stack Overflow data scientist David Robinson said in a blog post that, “The term ‘fastest-growing’ can be really hard to define precisely, but we make the case that Python has a solid claim to become the fastest-growing major programming language.
Just in the past five years, Python went from least to top six most popular programming languages with a whopping 2.5x increase in the questions and views on the language. StackOverflow also stated that these statistics are related to developers from countries with “high-income” and represent the trend in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and other such countries.
The secret behind the growth of Python is its flexibility and versatility. Python is generally used by web and desktop developers, devops/sysadmin and recently even data scientists and machine-learning with Python became popular.
“It seems like Python is used in every domain — system operations, web development, deployment, scientific modeling, etc etc. There is no other language that is so versatile,” says Jacqueline Kazil, board director of the Python Software Foundation (PSF).