posted: February 15, 2020
Today, Python powers the back ends of some of the world’s most popular websites and web applications. It is heavily used in the rapidly growing fields of data science and machine learning. I was an early adopter of Dropbox, which impressed me with how reliably it performed what is actually a difficult task: automatic file synchronization that is integrated into multiple device operating systems. Years later I learned that most of it is written in Python. Dropbox is now a public company with a multi-billion dollar market capitalization. There are plenty of other startups who used Python to grow to become multi-billion dollar companies, as this article entitled 8 World-Class Software Companies That Use Python describes.
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