The End of Open Source Python 2: What It Means for Enterprises

For nearly 20 years, the open source Python 2 programming language has been updated, enhanced and supported with bug and security fixes. That all came to an end on April 20, with the release of Python 2.7.18, the last officially supported milestone of Python 2.x.

The end of life for Python 2 is no surprise to anyone as it has been a transition a dozen years in the making. In December 2008, Python 3 was released as the successor to Python 2; two years later in 2010, the Python 2.7.0 milestone was released with the warning that it would be the last branch of Python 2.x. As it turns out, Python 2.7.x was supported longer than initially expected as developers continued to use Python 2 instead of Python