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In January of this year the Python software Foundation announced the End Of Life (EOL)for Python 2, urging developers to move on to the new and shiny python 3. This month (April) will be when all active development for this version will cease

At the time of this writing, python is version 3.82

Python 2 was released 20 years ago in 2000, and was one of the coding languages that spear headed the invention of web 2.0. The EOL was initially meant to be in 2015, but the language was so popular and was the foundation of so many web projects, the Foundation decided to extend it for another 5 years.

With that being said, though Python 2 will be out of support, it doesn’t mean you have to switch over, though you will miss out on the newer features and functions in python 3, especially all the new and cool AI frameworks. Being released.

Most of the newest modules are being created using Python 3, which unfortunately is not backwards compatible with Version 2

Importantly Python 2 doesn’t have the thriving community of developers working on it and patching any security holes found, making it a more vulnerable language to build ongoing projects.

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