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Discussion on: 10 reasons why learning Python is still a great idea

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David Kamer • Edited on

I love using python for Linux development. I mostly work on Ubuntu systems where python is installed by default. I use bash, but the bash syntax is esoteric and difficult to remember for a JavaScript/Golang developer like me.

Python hits that sweet spot that Node.js can't for scripting and basic locally ran programs. Node.js can be difficult to install, and it isn't as popular in the Linux community. Python has a library for anything, so when I need my system to do something, I turn to Python.