Monday, January 27, 2020

Pros and Cons of Python

Why should I learn Python???

Python is one of the most liked and used programming languages by programmers today Many businesses and Software industry giants have chosen python as their language for programming.

Advantages of Python

Python Is Free

Python is an open-source language and it is free to use. Python is one of the fastest-growing programming languages in the world and, still, is free. Using python language doesn’t require a particular subscription or a custom-built platform either, thus any desktop and laptop are compatible with Python. All the tools that are necessary for python coding, the supporting means, modules, and libraries are absolutely free. The essential IDEs that is, the integrated development environments that include PTVS, Pydev with Eclipse, Spyder Python can be downloaded easily for free. Reduced costs are always beneficial to businesses.

Python Needs Less Coding 

Python by nature has a very simple syntax. Sometimes if you need 10 lines of code in a C++ language requires just 4 lines in Python. Having a smaller code requires less space, less time, and is well appreciated by coders, as the rework or correction also takes lesser time. The language aces all the parameters of readability. To support itself, the language has many built-ins and libraries that make it easy to comprehend. Software that requires less time to code utilizes fewer resources and less time and, thus, helps in cost reduction and yields more profits. 

All Kinds of Businesses Can Afford Python 

Organizations that are in the early stage can use the Python programming language and begin their operations with cost-effective software. The capability to create applications and software quickly makes Python's best suited for startups, as they can survive in the highly competitive environment by leveraging the speed of the python language. 

Big Giants Are Using Python

Python is suitable not only for small-medium companies, but leading companies like Google, Spotify, Instagram, and Dropbox, also vouch for python development over other languages. NASA, Electronic Arts, and Disney are among the top non-IT giants who have migrated to the Python environment. 

Python a Trending Programming Languages

Java and C++ are the main languages with Object-Oriented programming. They are used worldwide and known for efficiency and industrial strength. The problem with such programming languages is that the codes are lengthy. The codes are complex which makes debugging or testing is a difficult and tedious process. But, Python has all the features of object-oriented programming like Java and C++, and it is efficient too. Python provides simple syntax and shorter code, thus being easy to modify, debug, test, and optimize. 

Python, a programming language for everyone involved in software development

Software products are the end result of a sequence of software architecture that is created, through a series of tedious coding and testing processes. There is a lot of backward and forward thought process involved in obtaining the actual output with the desired output. When there is a lot of effort put around the coding, it becomes essential that the programming language used to code the entire program is understood very well by everyone in the team, from the developer to the tester and everyone involved in the process of development. The growth of a business depends on its software and its functionality, and the software depends on the path it is coded and developed. 

features of Python
Traits of Python

Python does have a couple of disadvantages

There are some limitations to Python as well along with its advantages over other programming languages.

Limitations of Python
Limitations of Python


When compared to a compiled language Python’s execution speed is generally slower for applications involving large data sets complex math it can generally be beneficial to use a compiled language. 

Code Safety

The second downside is protecting your code, because Python is interpreted and it is very difficult to hide code from prying eyes, so if your application is proprietary and it's going to be shared with people outside of your organization it's safe to say that if somebody wants to see the code and how it works they will be able to do. This is much more difficult when working with compiled languages in general though the advantages of working with Python far away from the disadvantages.

Problems with Multi-threading

Multi-Threading is not supported by Python, this limits the performance of Python. Python has this limitation because of Global Interpreter clock (GIL). GIL is a Mutex and permits only one thread to execute at a time. Single threaded programs are slower in comparison to multi-threaded programs. However, this situation can be handled by using multi-processing applications in place of the multi-threaded programs.

Not natural programming language for mobile app development

Python is not very much suitable for mobile environment. Android and iOS does not support for Python as an official programming language for mobile application development. However, Python can be used in mobile application development with some additional efforts. There are several libraries offering techniques to develop for both Android and iOS through Python.

Design limitations

Being a dynamically typed programming language comes at cost. This practice is known as duck-typing (Duck-typing means that the type of object concerns only at run-time and it is not necessary to declare the type explicitly). This can eventually lead to raise run-time errors those can be observed by programmers during coding.

Less developed database access layers

Python’s database access layers are not as mature and powerful as compared to other widely used technologies such as JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) API in Java. They may lag in practical uses in large enterprises.