Who can use Python? All you need to know about Python - part 4

Sunscrapers Team

16 September 2022, 3 min read

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Intro

Many massive companies use Python. For example, it is one of the four main languages at Google, and Google's YouTube is mainly written in Python. The same situation applies to Reddit, Pinterest, and Instagram.

We have covered some real-world examples of companies that are using Python. We narrow it down to Netflix, Spotify, Dropbox, Facebook, Instagram, and NASA.

Who is using Python

Real-world examples

When a corporate sponsor decides to back one of the programming languages, it allows this language to grow faster. And for example, PHP is supported by Facebook, Java by Oracle and Sun, Visual Basic, and C# by Microsoft. And Python is supported by Facebook, Amazon Web Services, and especially Google.

The most famous companies already named Google and Facebook (Meta), but also Venmo, Spotify, Quora, Netflix, and Dropbox use Python in their work.

These uses might be the most popular, but it is not the closed list. It is only the tip of the iceberg of the various applications for Python.

Netflix uses a mix of Java, Scala, and Python, giving developers the autonomy to choose which language best suits their needs.

Where to find Python, then? In an analytical group and to handle events in the current time. For example, Netflix uses data visualization to understand what factors help subscribers continue their subscription. By placing these findings into their system, Netflix saves $1B annually.

Impressive. And it is all thanks to Python.

Spotify uses mainly Java but uses Python for things like their Web API. Spotify also uses Python for data analysis and user-only control (DNS server, payment system, and content management system).

Dropbox is entirely written in Python, making it compatible with any system. It has about 400 million users, and for many of them, it is one of the first applications installed on their computers. As a result, not only the desktop application but the code on the Dropbox server-side are in Python.

Facebook, Instagram uses Python extensively; they have built this platform using Django, a web framework for Python, and they can continuously upgrade their framework without technical difficulties but also Yahoo, Quora, Pinterest, and Disqus.

One of Nasa’s Shuttle Support Contractors, United Space Alliance, developed a Workflow Automation System (WAS) and also NASA published a website with over 400 open source projects using Python.

Since it is relatively easy to learn, it has been adopted as a language for many everyday tasks, for example, while working as an accountant or scientist. It does show that besides learning Python, you do not have to have any programming background.

It is worth mentioning that the Python language is now the core programming language in schools due to its uses in AI, Deep Learning, Data Science, etc. Moreover, it is an essential part of the development world - schools simply cannot afford not to teach the Python language.

To see a complete list of Python applications, we recommend heading to the official Python website, where you can find more examples for each category.

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