[BangPypers] Python is still greek to india's top IT firms

Senthil Kumaran senthil at uthcode.com
Wed Sep 17 12:54:18 CEST 2014

Python does not have the push that Java and .Net has from the corporate
world.  Java and .Net/C# has strong ecosystem of tools too. And
surprisingly PHP in open source world got a good adoption by being at the
right time for a specific solution. So, in India we see PHP, Java and .Net
as primary platform for developers.

But the good news is, if an individual developer becomes very strong in
Python, he is creating a value for himself. Given that world is moving to
multiple language shops and almost all companies will use more than one
language in their offerings, having python knowledge is definitely going to
help anyone get hired.

>From my experience at Akamai Bangalore, when we had to hire Java developers
for my team, we had 100s of resumes competing for single spot, but we
looked for "quality" python developers, there were very less < 10 (and all
of them known folks) who could easily land up in the role.

So, yeah there you go. Any developer will have edge by learning a language
like Python.

On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 3:57 PM, Asif Jamadar <asif.jamadar at rezayat.net>

> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-Indias-top-IT-firms/articleshow/41535783.cms
> <
> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/jobs/Python-is-still-greek-to-Indias-top-IT-firms/articleshow/41535783.cms
> >
> NEW DELHI: Recently, one of India's top software companies was faced with
> quandary. It had won a $200 million (Rs 1,200 crore) contract to develop an
> app store for a large US bank, but did not have adequate numbers of
> programmers who could write code in Python, the language most suited for
> the job. Eventually, it paid thrice the billing rate to a group of
> freelance Python programmers in the US. And learned a valuable lesson about
> the importance of a language named after the British television comedy
> series Monty Python.
> For a nation regarded as a software programming powerhouse, the episode
> has salutary lessons. While skills in traditional computer languages meant
> for stitching software applications and maintaining large mainframe
> computers are a strength, ignoring Python could prove to be a costly
> mistake.
> "Because companies like Infosys<
> http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/infosys-technologies-ltd/stocks/companyid-10960.cms>
> and TCS prefer proprietary languages like Java or dot NET most students
> think of these as an option in college. That is the reason you don't get
> good quality talent in the industry to work with us in Python," said Jofin
> Joseph, cofounder and chief operating officer of Profoundis, a Kochi-based
> technology startup which has been struggling for about a year to hire young
> Python programmers.
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