What is Python?

Updated: May 18, 2020

Python is a well-liked programming language. It was developed by Guido van Rossum in 1991. It is used for web development (server-side), software development, mathematics, system scripting. Python was designed for readability, and has some similarities to the English language with manipulate from mathematics. It relies on serration, using whitespace, to define scope; such as the scope of loops, functions and classes. Other programming languages often use curly-brackets for this purpose. It uses new lines to complete a command, as opposed to other programming languages which often use semicolons or parentheses.

What can Python do?

  • Python can be used on a server to create web applications.

  • Python can be used alongside software to create workflows.

  • Python can connect to database systems. It can also read and modify files.

  • Python can be used to handle big data and perform complex mathematics.

  • Python can be used for rapid prototyping, or for production-ready software development.

Why Python?

  • It works on different platforms like as Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, etc.

  • The syntax of python is simple and similar to the English language.

  • Python has syntax for program with fewer lines comparison as other programming languages.

  • It runs on an interpreter system. This means that prototyping can be very quick.

  • It can be treated in a technical way, an object-orientated way or a functional way.

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