Python is an open-source programming language created by a Dutch programmer named Guido van Rossum in 1991, with the purpose of being not only easy to read, but also a powerful programming tool. The language was named after the television program Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which is why the programming tutorials come with several jokes and references from the same show. It runs on almost every operating system available today, with the latest updated version being released in March 2022. This language is well suited for beginners in coding as it is a high-level language - programmers need to understand the Python syntax and need not understand computer hardware to program - aiming at becoming a general-purpose language.
Python was founded more than 30 years ago, which is a long time for any programming language community to mature and evolve to the point where it can support developers at all levels, from beginners to experts, especially in software development. The python developer community is also one of the most active and largest programming language communities. In the event that someone experiences difficulties with the language, they may obtain immediate help from developers of all levels in the community. Python is the programming language of choice for many programmers and students, owing to its great demand in the software development market.
Python allows developers to create any application without restrictions. This level of freedom and flexibility has not been seen in any other programming language. As a consequence, Python programming skills can be leveraged and applied across a broad spectrum of industries without the need of learning another language. Python applications stretch across web development, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), data science, game development, audio-visual apps, computer-aided design (CAD), and web scraping. With its increased popularity and a compact and powerful design, the Python programming language has been the epicenter of cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning.
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