But having said that, it’s hard to see any of these coding languages becoming obsolete. Maybe they won’t be as popular, but you can expect them to continue to play some kind of role in technology going forward.
Python has been growing from strength to strength in recent years and has built a strong following. Its popularity can be attributed to the fact that’s far more intuitive and reads a lot like normal human communication.
Python’s popularity corresponds with the rise of big data and the Internet of Things (IoT). This is because it has some great tools for prototyping and analytics. Ruby was quite popular for rapid prototyping, but Python is just as good, so most developers have now jumped on the Python wagon.
As artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and neural networks get rapidly incorporated into corporate infrastructure, Python is now more relevant than ever before. Furthermore, as it was specifically designed to be a language that can be learned quite easily, it has been adopted by many who don’t come from a software development background.
However, Python does have some flaws like its dependence on indentation for blocks. What’s more, it also lacks a hiding mechanism which sometimes results in the absence of object encapsulation. As a result, when the code base becomes quite large, it will become extremely difficult to maintain.
Java still has a future
Java isn’t going to disappear anytime soon and can easily keep going for another decade or two. You can find it in most enterprise solutions that continuously supports a large user-base.
It’s popular among large enterprises as it’s well-engineered, reliable, secure, and has a massive amount of frameworks and libraries to support it (and this is because it’s not just a language, it’s also a complete framework with a lot of libraries).
Java is also the go-to language for Android development!
At this juncture, it’s also good to mention that it’s not the pretties programming language out there. This is probably why we haven’t seen any significant growth in recent years. But although there are many alternatives, Java isn’t going to be replaced anytime soon.
When it first came out, it was the only language that could run inside a web browser. This resulted in accelerated adoption across the world. But its faults are infamous and many (like CoffeeScript, Dart, and TypeScript) have tried to kill it off without much success.
This is because it’s already used by billions of users on a daily basis. Additionally, distributing the latest update is as easy as loading a web page.