Python Reaches 1st Place for U.S. University Programming Learning

    As of July 2014, Python came out on top in primary programming in U.S. universities, writes Communication of the ACM.

    27 of the 39 largest departments of programming (69%) at universities offer Python courses in CS0 or CS1 (introductionary courses). The situation has changed in the last three years. In particular, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley recently translated introductory programming courses into Python.

    Java is in second place in popularity (22 of 39), followed by MATLAB (8), C ++ (6), C (6), Scheme (4), Scratch (3).

    The author of the study in the journal Communication of the ACM did a good job collecting information with the names of programming courses at all universities. The list is gradually being updated as readers send updated information from their universities.

    The list of “largest” IT departments is taken from this rating .

    At least now it’s clear in which language it is best to learn programming from scratch, even within the framework of self-education.

    Python courses are also offered by distance learning sites edX, Coursera, and Udacity. The popularity of specialized training resources like Online Python Tutor has skyrocketed in recent years, with the popularity of this language.

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