"If you ask the CIO of many organizations what open source software they are using, plenty of them will tell you none at all, but if you look in the data center you'll see that all the data center tools are Linux, and you'll find the web servers are Apache," Governor says. "In many cases, it's not the CIO making the decisions, it's the developers making them."
In the same way, Python and other dynamic languages may be may slithering deep into the enterprise software stack, Dumpleton says. "Often developers use Python in the enterprise environment to do the glue, because it allows them to get the job done more quickly. It has snuck into these enterprises, and it is beginning to replace .NET or Java simply because developers like using it."
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