It's the end of Python 2. Are we prepared? ↦
In just a few short months, Python 2 will officially reach the end of its supported life. 💀 This means that anyone building applications in Python will need to have moved to Python 3 if they want to keep getting updates including, importantly, fixes for any security vulnerabilities in the core of Python or in the standard library.
With over 200k Python libraries extant, I have a feeling it’ll be awhile before Python 2 is put out to pasture…
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Python 2 will become the new COBOL: never dead but never relevant outside of niche company needs either.
Jerod co-hosts The Changelog, crashes JS Party, and takes out the trash (his old code) once in awhile.
You hear that kids? Keep those Python 2 skills sharp, because 20-30 years from now when you’re the only one who still has ‘em, you’ll get to name your salary. 😆