What is Python?


Python has recently overtaken JavaScript as the most popular language by coders. This shift is because it is easy to learn if you a beginner, and it is useful for professional coders. The reason for this is because the language is very similar to English.

The Philosophy of Python

When the developers of the language were working on it, they wanted it to be a highly readable language. The developers also had a philosophy for their language as well. The philosophy consists of these ideas:

  • Beautiful is better than ugly
  • Explicit is better than implicit
  • Simple is better than complex
  • Complex is better than complicated
  • Readability counts

As you can see, the developers such to these philosophical rules; this is why the language is easy to understand and versatile. Even though this code can get kind of complex, much like most other code, it is never too complicated to figure out.

What is Python Used For?

The coding language uses mathematics for its coding. Python is used to build apps, create libraries, and much more. Google and YouTube are just two of many companies who use this language for their operations. The reason it is used by these companies is because Python deals with databases and website frameworks. The language’s structure is made specifically for websites. This is also good because the Internet is becoming more and more about databases. The language is also used to support e-commerce applications like File Transfer Protocol and IMAP. This means that not only is the language good for websites, but also for businesses.

The goal of Guido van Rossum, the creator, was to make this language was to make it fun to use — hence why it is named after Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Since it’s creation in the 1980’s, Python has become very popular among coders.