Python Programming

Uncategorised • 12th Aug, 15


A programming language, Python is used to solve problems using a computer.  Created by the mastermind Guido can Rossum of Netherlands, its first appearance was back in 1991.  What started off as a hobby project and named after Monty Python and the Flying Circus, came from someone who had a passion for computer science.  This programming language is a general purpose, interpreted, object orientated, open source, structured, procedural, and just plain awesome! 

Being a general purpose language, there are many uses for it.  Other than web development, this language is used for various other things including scientific computing, scripting, teaching computer programming, and so much more.  We’re sure that all of you have heard about Google?  What about YouTube?  Or even the New York Stock Exchange?  Both of these were written using Python, which should be all of the evidence that you need to believe that this is one the most reliable and trusted programming languages


 With large companies and organizations making use of this, it should be clear to you that it makes solving a computer problem almost as easy as writing own your thoughts about the solution.  Only having to be written once and running on any computer, with there being no need to change the program.  Large applications are now written almost exclusively in Python, even being used by NASA too.  Python can be applied in other ways including building an RSS reader, programming CGI for Web Applications, reading from and writing to MySQL and PostgreSQL, when working with files, and creating calendars in HTML.

Thanks to the fact that Python has readability hard-wired into the very essence of the language, it’s easier to maintain and extend.  In comparison to PHP, Python is object-oriented, which has significant implications with regards to the maintainability, scalability, and readability of programs written for each.  One of the main reasons for Python’s popularity can be accredited to its extensive standard library.  Containing more than 100 modules and forever evolving, these include standard mathematical functions, regular expression matching, operating systems interfaces, threads, network programming, XML processing, and so much more.  Another thing which makes Python one of the most popular choices of languages for web developers is the fact that seemingly complicated tasks are more than often expressed with very little code.      

Are you a web developer?  Which programming language do you prefer, and why?  We’re interested to know, so leave us a comment below! 


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