Python World: Past, Present and Future

Ms. Nikita Pathrotkar

Assistant Professor - Department of CSE & IT Kalinga University, New Raipur

Python is today’s most popular programming language developed by Guido van Rossum, and released in 1991. It is a general-purpose, high-level programming language which is widely used in the recent times. Its design ideology highlights code readability, and its code structure allows programmers to write concepts in very less lines of code. The most important feature in Python is that it supports multiple programming patterns, including object-oriented programming or procedural styles. It supports a dynamic type system and automatic memory management and has an ample standard library.

Story behind its name ‘PYTHON’

Guido van Rossum was reading the script of a popular BBC comedy series “Monty Python’s Flying Circus“. It was late on-air 1970s. Van Rossum wanted to select a name which is unique, sort, and little-bit mysterious. So he decided to select naming Python for their newly created programming language. The comedy series was creative and well random. It talks about everything. Thus it is slow and unpredictable, which made it very interesting.

Python Versions

VersionRelease Date
Python 0.9.0February 1991
Python 1.0January 1994
Python 2.0October 2000
Python 2.7.0 – EOL – Jan 2020July 2010
Python 3December 2008
Python 3.6December 2016
Python 3.6.5March 2018
Python 3.7.0May 2018
Python 3.8October 2019
Python 3.9October 2020
Python 3.10.4 – Current Version 24 March 2022


Features of Python

  • Python is a high-level programming language, yet it is effortless to learn and easy to code and easy to read.
  • It is free and Open-Source.
  • It has large standard libraries to solve common tasks.
  • It is an Interpreted language.
  • It is Portable.
  • It is Extensible.

Who uses Python Today

Python Developers (Web Developers or Back-End Developers) use Python to develop websites, applications, games, and more. Data Scientists use Python for computing large amounts of data and drawing from large databases and libraries. It is particularly useful for those who specialize in machine learning as Python is able to access machine learning frameworks for those working with AI. Python is used by lots of companies like Intel, IBM, NASA, Pixar, Netflix, Facebook, JP Morgan Chase and Spotify. It’s one of the four main languages at Google. Google’s YouTube is also a big user of Python for a variety of purposes: view videos, control templates for the website, administer video etc. iRobot uses Python to develop commercial robotic  vacuum cleaners. The original BitTorrent client was also written in Python. It is used as a scripting language to control Maya, the industry standard 3D modeling and animation tool. Python is used largely in academic research, particularly in bioinformatics, biology, and mathematics. It is the standard introductory language for many university computer science programs.

Job Market in Python World

The large number of job postings shows the high demand for a language. As we know python is the most popular programming language in the world used by companies, it has a strong demanding market. Python also surpassed many lists of the most in-demand tech skills that employers were looking for.

At present, Python has seen a huge increase in jobs. There are currently more than 10,000 job advertisements worldwide on Glassdoor for Python-related roles, with Indeed having around 15,000 roles. Python programming language retained top in list, among Java , JavaScript , and C as the most in-demand programming language for 2022.As large no. of companies using it, or continue to use it, the number of jobs available will only increase.

The Future of Python

Technologies like AI, Big Data, machine learning becomes more important, hence the future of Python becomes more secure. From the past few years, Python has been one of the most desirable technologies, which is also very easy to learn. It is also widely used in academic syllabus because it’s perfect way to teach logic behind software development which also indicates that, many future developer or professionals follow this language and ensures its popularity for upcoming years.  Python is an in-demand programming language so it has a bright future.


In this article we have discussed briefly about python programming language, its features, versions and small history. It also gives some knowledge about present job market in python, its users and why python has good future.

Like this article?

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Linkdin
Share on Pinterest

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Kalinga Plus is an initiative by Kalinga University, Raipur. The main objective of this to disseminate knowledge and guide students & working professionals.
This platform will guide pre – post university level students.
Pre University Level – IX –XII grade students when they decide streams and choose their career
Post University level – when A student joins corporate & needs to handle the workplace challenges effectively.
We are hopeful that you will find lot of knowledgeable & interesting information here.
Happy surfing!!

  • Free Counseling!