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A general-purpose programming language used for web development and as a support tool for software developers, Python is near the peak of the programming pyramid. Python is also widely used in scientific computing, data mining, and machine learning. "Python remains the de-facto language of choice for data science, which is one of the fastest growing and highest paying niches of the computing industry," noted Sam Kaufman, co-founder and CTO of BugReplay, a company that provides tools designed to make reporting and fixing software bugs faster and easier.
Python programmers are in demand because it's a great all-purpose programming language, said Derek Johnson, vice president of business development at professional recruiting firm Stride Search. "It doesn't hurt that Google uses Python in many of their applications," he quipped. "Google is very vocal about their support for Python."
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