Python: The Programmer’s Lingua Franca

There are thousands of programming languages, but even if your organization works in one of the more popular languages, it’s likely you will eventually interact with others who are unfamiliar with it. Since you can’t be proficient in every programming language under the sun, a language that bridges technologies and allows people to communicate their ideas is needed.

A few programming languages have tried to fill this role over the years, but none holds as much promise as Python. This paper presents the case that Python is the language best suited to becoming a programmer’s lingua franca.



Mike Kanasoot

Mike Kanasoot

Mike is the Web Marketing Manager at ActiveState. He has worked in industries ranging from security and document management to mobile commerce, but enjoys the culture of open source technology in particular. As a marketer, Mike believes in providing great user experiences and tracking everything.