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Python Python Basics (Retired) Say Hello to Python The Shell

How often is python used in industry? How much will I need to know in order to get a decent job?

Interested in feedback.

Matthew Rigdon
Matthew Rigdon
8,223 Points

I am interested in this response as well. Also, what is Python typically used for? Back-end web programming?

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Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

I will take a shot at this one. In the industry I have seen python used in a variety of ways from back-end programming using Flask or Django to automated testing to phone apps using Kivy to scientific computing. It is also used as a general scripting language to enable people to automate their daily task, speed up their workflow, and quickly build proofs of concept.

It is a easy to learn and quick to develop general purpose language so most people can find a way to use it in any programming job.

As to how much you need to know before getting a job it depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to be a back-end python developer you should have a portfolio of websites you have built with it using various frameworks and technology. The same goes for phone apps with Kivy, build a portfolio of released apps. I don't know as much about automated testing or scientific computing but I assume you will need knowledge in a few different fields other then just python to be successful here.