Python is a computer programming language created in 1991 by its creator, Guido Van Rossum. Today, Alexis Kuperfis, programming specialist, explains us why it is interesting to learn Python language.
Why learn Python?
Learning this programming language is very profitable for beginners, because it is very easy to learn in terms of readability and code syntax, which is perfect to start in programming. It is also very powerful in terms of programming and it has a large community of users (a lot of documentation is available online).
Simplicity is the first reason to learn Python. It is ideal for beginners. It has even become the global reference in education and is used as the first programming language learnd by many students. Moreover, it provides a clear understanding of the basics of programming.
It is simple for several reasons: first, at the syntax level, there is no longer any need to use special characters. Python uses indentation. In addition, it is very similar to spoken language. Consequently, it is very easy to read and write.
The Python language works on all operating systems. In addition, it can be used in many areas (video game development, desktop application, etc.). However, it is mainly designed to meet the requirements of three main areas: web development, data science (or data analysis) and machine learning (teaching machines to think) and scripts.
It is a rather old language, as Alexis Kuperfis showed us and its name does not come from the species of snake but from the Monty Python (the creator was a huge fan). After all these years, if Python is still very popular it is because it shows its efficiency. It has evolved over the years. According to the stackoverflow website, Python is the fastest growing language since those years and this trend is not about to stop.