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“Either Python is fast becoming the most popular programming language, or Python just has a bigger proportion of new coders compared to other languages,” the company wrote.
Python, a fairly general-purpose language, has been ever-growing in popularity, as it has become one of the go-to-languages of data scientists. Some of its frequent questions asked are about data processing libraries, which include top terms like “pandas” and “dataframe”. Besides this, users are also asking about the free and open-source web framework, Django.
“Each programming language has over time been geared toward — or was even designed for — a particular niche within tech. R is to data science as Swift is to iOS development as C++ is to video game development. This explains some of the differences in the types of problems that arise. This explains why we see “database” a commonly questioned concept in SQL but not, for example, Objective-C,” the company said.
“Despite these obvious differences, these visualisations represent some fundamental similarities within the different domains,” the company added. “Base-level data types such as strings and arrays – but not integers, floats, or Boolean values, apparently – are frequently pain points that cause developers of all stripes and creeds to turn to Stack Overflow.”
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Source: QAOps Blog