Hello, Yoshimasa here. The world is still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Japan still has not gotten it under grips. The yearlong battle with the coronavirus has led to enormous changes in Japan’s way of doing business.
Hello, Yoshimasa here. In my last column, I offered an intro to the Python 3 Certified Engineer Basic Examination that I and my colleagues administer. I also discussed the Zen of Python, which serves as a basic style guide for coding in Python, and the pythonic philosophy.
Hello, Yoshimasa here. Python demand continues to grow globally. The language was first released over twenty years ago, and ever since engineers have been using it worldwide, helping to increase the number of available libraries and adding to its ease of use and productivity. At the same time, there is a sense that Japan lagged […]
Hello, Yoshimasa here. The Python Engineer Certification Exam I and my coworkers run has been taken by over 10,000 students in the past three years, and is on track to be taken by another 10,000 in its fourth year.
Hello, Yoshimasa here. Japan’s IT business is adopting Python, along with artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and network infrastructure. Those fields are clearly going to continue spreading in Japan, and as each of them started to break here right around the same time, they have contributed to Python’s current boom.
Python is quite popular in Japan, as it probably is overseas, as well. The Python Engineer Certification Exam I sponsor has been taken by over 10,000 students in its three years. Such high numbers were previously unheard of for a non-governmental IT exam. And, as the chart below shows, Python related job recruitment numbers increased […]
Japan’s efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic have lead to a big increase in free education websites. Try searching the web for the terms “Python 無料 学習” (muryou gakushuu — free education), and you’ll see you’ll get a huge number of hits. These sites can allow you to study while you’re still overseas, so […]
This time, I’m going to dig into individual functions and explain them a little. In particular, I’m going to go in depth on the ob_start () function, which is the basis of many output control functions.