You'll need to SIGN UP and then subscribe if you want access to all our hundreds of topical powerpoints. We also highly recommend www.teachyourselfpython.com for the teaching and learning of the Python language. As you can see from the below diagram from codeeval - Python, it seems, is by far evolving as one of the most popular languages of all time!
Let’s first look at the skills that tech employers are asking for. We asked job-finding site Indeed to comb through its 16 million job listings to see how often each of the various programming languages were mentioned in the first five months of 2016. As shown in the chart below, Java showed up in job titles far more often than any other language, with 2,992.19 mentions per million listings.
According to Terence Chiu, vice president of Indeed Prime, “It is not surprising that Java is such a popular programming language. It’s been around for a long time, runs in many computing environments, and has advantages of readability, scalability, and robustness.”
Java is also popular on another major job board, Dice. The top 10 “languages” in its listings, along with their year-over-year change in frequency, are:
Dice also notes a healthy increase in demand for Python, whose 13% growth lands it in third place, up from eighth last year. C, C++, and C# fall to eighth place from first last year, even though the number of listings fell by only 7%. If Indeed combined the trio into a single listing, it would grab a strong second place, so it seems premature to dismiss them. This list is confusing, however, in that Scala, which compiles to Java bytecode, earns the top slot. Puppet, Hadoop, and SOAP, meanwhile, are not actually programming languages.
Highest Position (since 2001): #4 in Dec 2016
Lowest Position (since 2001): #13 in Feb 2003
Language of the Year: 2007, 2010
There are a ton of programming languages out there - and here's a list!
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The only way you are going to get good at Python and coding is to code! Do also check out our other sections on GCSE and A Level coding (in Learning Pathways) Sample tasks provided by your exam board are a great way to problem solve. Don't give up until you've got there. This particular task is NEA TASK 2(for the OCR exam board). Try it yourself and share your answers or thoughts here. Here's one possible angle at a solution ....
Download it here: In brief, create the beginnings of a NETFLIX type computer program. A user can log on, view films, like films, search for films based on things like keyword or title, and the program will also intelligently suggest other films you might like based on previous viewings.
Variables, global and local, selection (if and else), iteration (loops of all kinds), string handling, file handling (read and write to file), CSV file handling ....
1. Is there a better way to organise the files (file structure). For example, would it be better to store the likes by member, instead of in the films text file? What do you think?
2. How do you think facebook stores member likes? Is there one correct way or many ways to do this? How do you go about deciding on a file structure?
Here we have a coded solution (and this is just one possible way of millions to get you thinking) for the NETFLIX type program problem. NEA Task 2 (OCR) Solution. There are so many ways in which you can approach the problem and that's what makes it great. Make sure you try it yourself and only peruse the below code when you've done your own to compare. Ask yourself or discuss with peers about the best solution (the one below is by no means the BEST structure or most elegant solution but it solves the problem) ....we haven't put in the code for the intelligent profiling. What would your algorithm be? This is clever stuff - great for getting those brain juices well and truly flowing ....