Mohammad Azhar Khan aka MAK

Software Engineer. Loves Python. Knows Python, Flask, Django, Node.js, serverless,AWS lambda and many more.

 Who uses python today

31 May 2016 » python, python3


Few daYS back started reading a python book named Learning Python by Mark lutz an O’Reilly publication and I decided to share my experience and thus will be writing a series of blogs on python based on the learning from this book.

There are more than a million python users around the world who uses python for scripting, general coding, application development, web development, testing, animation, scientific research and many more.

The major uses of python a general purpose object oriented programing language is as follows:

  • Google makes extensive use of python for web search engine systems
  • YouTube is largely written in python
  • Dropbox client software and server is in python
  • Raspberry Pi prefers python for its applications
  • EVE, a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) by CPP games uses python broadly
  • Bit Torrent a peer to peer file sharing system began as a python program
  • Industrial Light & Magic , Pixar uses python for animation production
  • Google’s App Engine web development framework uses python as an application language
  • The IronPort email server product uses more than 1 million lines of python code to do its job
  • Maya, a powerful integrated 3D modeling and animation system, provides a python scripting API
  • NSA uses python for cryptography and intelligence analysis
  • iRobot uses python to develop commercial and military robotic devices
  • Netflix and Yelp have both documented the role of python in their software infrastructure
  • Intel, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Seagate, Qualcomm, and IBM uses python for hardware testing
  • JPMorgan Chase, UBS, Getco, and Citadel apply Python To financial market forcasting
  • NASA, Los Alamos, Fermilab, JPL and many others use scientific programming tasks
  • The Civilizations IV game’s customizable scripted events are entirely in python
  • One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project built its user interface and activity model in python.

And the list goes on…….