What is Python?

Python is a really awesome and powerful high-level programming language and is widely used throughout the world by a large population of developers and programmers.

It’s a dynamic and interpreted language (code is executed directly without compilation), making Python a highly flexible language to use.

If you have some prior experience with C, C++ or JAVA (don’t worry, you won’t need any for these tutorials!), you must know that we need to declare all the variables before using them.

Well, no such thing exists in Python, making it even more awesome.

Cool! Where can we use Python?

The Python programming language was created by Guido Van Rossum in 1991, and later on, was developed by the Python Software Foundation.

Let’s take a look at what Python can be used for –

  1. Web Development
  2. Android Development
  3.  Computer Security
  4.  Mathematics
  5.  General Programming
  6.  System Scripting
  7.  Machine Learning
  8.  Data Science
  9.  Artificial Intelligence

And the list goes on!

Why should I learn it?

Having Python in your arsenal is necessary nowadays.

Apart from being one of the most used programming languages in almost all domains, what makes Python so unique is that it has a large base of active developers, who strive every day to add new libraries and loads of other cool stuff to it, also making it available for free to rest of the world (another reason for it to be popular!).

Python was designed for readability, due to which its syntax is easier than most of the other languages (Syntax can be thought of as the set of rules that create valid programs).

It highly depends on indenting and new lines as opposed to other languages.

That sounds great! When will we start learning?

In the next tutorial, we will look upon the major differences between Python 3 and Python 2 (the two most famous versions of Python).

These tutorials will cover mostly Python 3, but don’t worry! There is a very slight difference between the two, so if you know one, you can easily learn the other version!

So, come on, let’s code in Python!

What is Python?