Python is a high-level, interpreted programming language known for its readability, simplicity, and versatility. Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python has become one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It employs a clean, indentation-sensitive syntax that aims to be clear and intuitive, making it an excellent choice for beginners as well as experienced developers. Python comes with a large standard library that supports many common programming tasks, such as connecting to web servers, reading and writing files, and working with data. Additionally, Python's robust ecosystem of third-party libraries and frameworks extends its capabilities to a wide range of applications, from web development with frameworks like Django and Flask, to data analysis with libraries like Pandas and NumPy, to machine learning with tools like TensorFlow and scikit-learn. Python is also widely used in scientific computing, cybersecurity, and automation, among other fields. The language promotes good programming practices through its philosophy, often summarized by the aphorism "The Zen of Python," which includes principles like "Readability counts" and "Simple is better than complex." With a strong community of developers contributing to its growth and a wealth of educational resources available, Python continues to be a leading force in the modern software development landscape.
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Published: Oct. 11, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Python has become one of the preeminent and vastly prevalent programming languages as of late. Originally penned by Guido van Rossum in the distant past of 1991, Python has … Read More
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