Guido Leaving Dropbox

Guido van Rossum (creator of the python programming language) is leaving dropbox.

I've used python whenever it‘s made sense in my career and hope to return to using it soon. I highly recommend you read the blog post, but here are a few key tidbits:

  • Python just works.
  • Early stage dropbox used a lot of python.
  • Maintainable code is better than clever code.
  • Testing culture is good.
  • Guido is all about more women in STEM.

While not explicitly mentioned in the article PEP 20 The Zen of Python has been an important part of python since 2004. I wish more programming languages cared about how the code is written instead of only focusing on it solving a short term issue.