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TIOBE releases its monthly programming languages index to detail fluctuations across the landscape. Its latest index identifies granular changes as well as long-term trends.

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Software quality assurance company, TIOBE, releases its top programming languages index each month to detail shifts in the ever-evolving landscape. TIOBE recently announced its latest updated index for October. TIOBE uses a series of metrics including searches on Amazon, YouTube, Wikipedia, Bing, Google Yahoo, and Baidu to determine the rankings. Overall, the top 10 saw no positional shifts since the September report, although there are granular data fluctuations and long-term changes to note.

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Top programming languages: TIOBE October index

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In the latest index, C remains in the top spot with a rating of 16.95% representing a positive 0.77% change over October 2019. C continued its reign at the top from last month when

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Java’s popularity continued to decline this month, almost clearing the path for Python to snatch its spot as the world’s second most popular programming language, according to Tiobe’s latest programming language rankings.   

If Python does overtake Java, it would mark the first time since Tiobe began its programming language popularity index in 2001 that Java would be outside the top two spots. 

As Tiobe CEO Paul Jansen notes, C and Java have held the top two spots consistently for two decades. But today 25-year-old Java is approaching its “all time low” in popularity, falling 4.32 percentage points compared with October 2019. 

In September, Jansen said Java “is in real trouble” because of its year-on-year decline of 3.81 percentage points. Python, which was created in 1991, has seen its popularity ascend thanks to its use by data scientists and the rise of machine learning.     

Tiobe bases its popularity index on the

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Python 3.5.10 will be the final release of the Python 3.5 series, which will no longer receive bug patches or updates.

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Python is also closing the gap with Java in the league tables, according to the TIOBE index.

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With
Python

3.9 breaking cover and bringing with it host of new features for programmers to sink their teeth into, it was only a matter of time before Python 3.5 reached the end of its shelf life.

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As of October 2, Python 3.5 is now out of support, which means there will be no more bug fixes or security patches for the 3.5 series, and as such Python 3.5.10 will be the final release. Any remaining Python 3.5 users should upgrade to the latest version, the Python core development team said.

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The lifecycle of Python 3.5 has been

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Playwright for Python automates end-to-end testing for web apps and works in any browser.

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Writing end-to-end tests in Python just got easier.

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Microsoft has announced Playwright for Python, an API that enables developers to write end-to-end tests for web applications in the
Python programming language.

Playwright for Python is designed to speed up the process of testing new web applications by automating the process from start to finish. Built on the 
GitHub platform,

the Playwright API allows developers to run tests on all modern web browsers, including the new Microsoft Edge browser, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari.

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Microsoft released Playwright for Java earlier this year. It, along with Python and JavaScript, make up the top three
most popular programming languages

in the world. 

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According to the company, the Playwright API delivers automation that is faster and more

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The Python Software Foundation has released the second release candidate (RC) of Python 3.9 and is warning users to watch for deprecation warnings as it drops backward compatibility for unsupported Python 2.7. 

Python maintainers stopped supporting Python 2.7 this April, some five years after support was originally meant to end – and 12 years after Python creator Guido van Rossum announced Python 3. 

The main highlight from Python 3.9 RC2 is that it removes most backward-compatibility layers for Python 2.7. Python 3.8 had those layers; however, it was released in October 2019 when Python 2.7 remained supported. 

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The final version of Python 3.9 is scheduled for release in early October, so Python maintainers believe it makes sense to remove the 2.7 compatibility layers.    

“When Python 2.7 was still supported, many functions were kept for backward compatibility with Python 2.7. With the end of

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What Is Python Web Programming?

May 4, 2020 | programming | No Comments

The python programming language is a modern web programming language that was originally conceived and developed by Guido van Rossum in the 1980s. Since that time, Python has evolved into a high-performance programming language that is modular and extensible. Some of the largest websites in the world are utilizing Python such as YouTube, Disqus, and Reddit. Python offers a number of features that make it an attractive programming platform including stability, portability, object-oriented development, a powerful standard library and a wealth of third-party modules or packages.

Stability

Python has been under active development since the late 1980s and is considered a mature programming language. The developers of the Python language conduct extensive functionality and regression testing to ensure the language remains bug-free and stable with each new release.

Portability

Python programming offers a number of features that make it an attractive option for web application development. Python applications are portable … Read More

Nowadays, there are few books that serve the function of teaching programming, as well as providing fun, especially for the children. Al’s book serves both.

Basically, this book is about creating games with python but it also serves as a ground for ‘breaking the ice’ for those who think that programming is only for the ‘PC geeks’. According to Al, ‘Programming isn’t hard. But it is hard to find learning materials that teach you to do interesting things with programming. Other computer books go over many topics that most newbie coders don’t need. This book will teach you how to program your own computer games. You will learn a useful skill and have fun games to show for it!’

It allows readers to create an interactive game using python and late shift the skill up by using pygame to create animation and sound, a very important aspect of creating games.… Read More

The Python Book of Programming

May 3, 2020 | programming | No Comments

If you are wishing to learn programming and you want to be an expert by learning the basics and develop a better understanding then you must get the Python Book of programming language. This book is perfect for those people who want to self-teach without enrolling themselves in a class for learning what programming is.

The book has got a flexible script which makes it easier for the person to understand the basics. A programmer can start from scratch and become a pro with time with the help of this book. Those who want to get a good grip of what programming language is should get the Python books. Even a beginner can get a good grip of the fundamentals of programming with this book as it covers all the aspects of the language in depth. All areas that are essential for a beginner to learn have been explained. Those … Read More

The Engineering curriculums in India suggest the colleges to start the programming classes for the students with C, followed by C++ and Java. This has created an assumption that ‘C’ kick-starts the coding lessons for freshers. A simple metaphor would help you understand the difference between starting programming lessons with C and Python better. To learn programming with C or C++ is like trying to drive by learning how to manufacture, assemble, and then use a car.

You will eventually learn to drive, but at the cost of unnecessary pressure and information a little too soon than required. However, if one starts with Python training it would be like learning to drive automatic. So, you need not know how the engine works, how to assemble, what your car can and cannot do etc. The only thing you get to do initially is what you ought to do, i.e. programming. Later … Read More

Python Programming For Beginners

May 2, 2020 | programming | No Comments

Despite what assembly code and C coders might tell us, high-level languages do have their place in every programmer’s toolbox, and some of them are much more than a computer-science curiosity. Out of the many high-level languages we can choose from today, Python seems to be the most interesting for those who want to learn something new and do real work at the same time. Its no-nonsense implementation of object-oriented programming and its clean and easy-to-understand syntax make it a language that is fun to learn and use, which is not something we can say about most other languages.

In Python Training, you will learn how to write applications that use command-line options, read and write to pipes, access environment variables, handle interrupts, read from and write to files, create temporary files and write to system logs. In other words, you will find recipes for writing real applications instead of … Read More