Keeping up to date with programming languages is a must in this day and age, otherwise you will slip through the cracks and not be the best developer you could be.
Python is the only language that has increasingly been used more and more over the past five years. As a rule, it is used to write scripts and plug-ins, for example Python is used to record episodes and actions of characters in games, but also used for Artificial Intelligence applications.
Benefits of Python are:
Java was first developed by Sun Microsystems in 1995, which was later acquired by Oracle.
Companies such as Twitter and Netflix use Java, and is something of a standard to larger companies. Java can be used to create web and mobile applications, games and database-driven software. With Java being similar to C++ and C#, Developers can easily switch between these languages.
Although Java may be behind the current pace of technology development, due to its high-quality code completion and stability it still occupies high ranking.