I recently had an idea for developing a data analysis web application and I posted a project on upwork.com the freelance marketplace to get offers from relevant developers. I wanted the project to be implemented in python as I had heard a lot about the advanced capabilities for this programming language for big data projects.
My experience however for this project was disappointing as I couldn’t find a suitable developer who could develop the MVP for my project. I believed there are two reasons why I couldn’t find a suitable candidate
- The number of experienced python programmers is very less compared to the PHP developers.
- The experienced developers are charging very high due to rising popularity of this language
Even though I decided to drop the project at that time, it gave me the challenge to learn python as a language. I decided to learn Python there and then.
Let’s be realistic, My goal isn’t to become a python Guru, but I do intend to learn the language up to a point where I can develop some simple programs, modify existing python code and debug Python programs.
I will be posting my progress and python code at the following URL