Python Introduction

Python is just the language for you.
Python is easy to learn, highly readable, and simple to use. It has a clean and english-like syntax which requires less coding and let the programmer focus on the business logic rather than thinking about the nitty-gritty of the language.

Python enables programs to be written compactly and readably. Programs written in Python are typically much shorter than equivalent C, C++, or Java programs, for several reasons:

  • the high-level data types allow you to express complex operations in a single statement;
  • statement grouping is done by indentation instead of beginning and ending brackets;
  • no variable or argument declarations are necessary.

    Now that you are all excited about Python, you’ll want to examine it in some more detail. Since the best way to learn a language is to use it, the tutorial invites you to play with the Python interpreter as you read.

History Of Python

It was a Dutch programmer, Guido Van Rossum, who wrote Python as a hobby programming project back in the late 1980s. Since then it has grown to become one of the most polished languages of the computing world.

What Led Guido To Create Python?

In his own words, Guido revealed the secret behind the inception of Python. He started working on it as a weekend project utilizing his free time during Christmas in Dec’1989. He originally wanted to create an interpreter, a descendant of the ABC programming language of which he was a contributing developer. And we all know that it was none other than Python which gradually transformed into a full-fledged programming language.

How The Name Python Came About?

Guido initially thought the Unix/C hackers to be the target users of his project. And more importantly, he was fond of watching the famous comedy series [The Monty Python’s Flying Circus]. Thus, the name Python struck his mind as not only has it appealed to his taste but also to his target users.

List Of Known Python Releases

Python Programming Domains

☛ Web Application Development
☛ Scientific and Numeric Computing
☛ GUI Programming

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