What exactly is Python, what can we do with Python, who uses it, is python for me, can I even learn Python? These are some of the questions that goes through people’s heads when they want to start learning a new language. In this article these are some areas we’re going to be touching, and more.
WHAT IS PYTHON?
Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics. Its high-level built in data structures, combined with dynamic typing and dynamic binding, makes it very attractive for Rapid Application Development, as well as for use as a scripting or glue language to connect existing components together. Python’s simple, easy to learn syntax emphasizes readability and therefore reduces the cost of program maintenance. Python supports modules and packages, which encourages program modularity and code reuse.
WHAT CAN WE DO WITH PYTHON?
From scraping websites to building websites, data mining, neural networks, artificial intelligence, search engines. A controller OS, robot control software, the possibilities are endless. The thing with python is that it’s a general purpose language. It’s not tailored to do one thing. Almost anything can be built with python. There are also lots of modules(libraries) out there to use with python.
WHO USES PYTHON?
We all love YouTube. Is it that vlogger who talks about drone, that channel that uploads movies, that trailer of the latest baddest movie, or that course we taking. Maybe even our own YouTube channel. Most of that is powered by python. Google originally use python for its search engine. Quora is built on python. What about Uber, oh! Wait, that too. Lots of big companies use python which should tell you a lot.
IS PYTHON FOR ME AND CAN I EVEN LEARN PYTHON?
Python is for anyone who wants to get into development fast and to be able to quickly start building things. The beauty of python is that if you learn it, it’ll be easier to pick up other languages. And also the learning curve for python is short. All it needs is a little bit of time and common sense.
We have gone through quite a lot about python, but this is just the basic of what you can do with python. My next post we will be building programs. Nothing works like hands-on practice. Comment and share below. And also if you have a project in mind you want to build leave it in the comments below and we might just build it together. And one more thing, don’t forget to subscribe to this blog to receive post notifications right on your inbox. See you on the next post.
Ousman Faal [Digital Vigilante] is a Tech Entrepreneur & Digital Skills Trainer who teaches both in the classroom and online. He has experience in various technologies and likes sharing it with others. Ousman has published 144 articles on this blog. He is the CEO of Faalen Technologies and Skills.gm.