001 – Python Introduction

Python is a general purpose programming language. It was created in 1990 by Guido Van Rossum. Python code is considered to be very readable with fewer syntactical restriction, and implicit errors, than other similar programming languages. Python allows programmers to express concepts easily and quickly, and in fewer lines of code than they would have to use in other programming languages such as C++ or Java.

Here is the list of strong points of Python:

  • Python is easy to use (it is considered to be the programming language for beginners)
  • Python is powerful (it has high-level functions and a huge library)
  • Python is a scripting language (it uses an interpreter to translate its code into machine code)
  • Python is Object Oriented (those objects can be given attributes and abilities)
  • Python is cross-platform (any Python code will run the same on every operating system regardless on what OS it was written in)

So, you can create anything you want with Python; it is all up to the programmer imagination. For example, Python can be used for the following purposes:

  • System utility application
  • Graphical User Interfaces
  • Internet scripting
  • Embedded scripting
  • Database programming
  • Game programming
  • Mobile applications
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Image processing
  • And many more

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