What is Python btw?
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, make it very attractive for Rapid Application Development, as well as for use as a scripting or glue language to connect existing components together. The Python interpreter and the extensive standard library are available in source or binary form without charge for all major platforms, and can be freely distributed.
So why we should choose this beautiful creature?!
- Python is popular
The IEEE ranked Python as the #1 programming language in 2017 after ranking as the #3 top programming language the previous year. RedMonk’s June 2017 ranking, had Python at #3, which was up one slot from their same ranking two years earlier.
Stack Overflow’s community-created question and answer data confirms the incredible growth of the Python ecosystem and tries to determine why it growing so quickly with their own analysis.
The TIOBE Index, a long-running language ranking, has Python moving up the charts to #4, climbing from #8 just a couple years ago.
The PopularitY of Programming Language (PYPL), based on leading indicators from Google Trends search keyword analysis, shows Python at #2.
GitHut, a visualization of GitHub language popularity, pegs Python at #3 overall.
- Easy to learn, simple to maintain
Python is an easy-to learn language and provides a stepping stone into the world of programming. Python’s simple and straight-forward syntax also encourages good programming habits, especially through its focus on white space indentation, which contributes to the development of neat looking code. Also we can say Python is reader friendly (English) as it understands that a lot of time is spent on reading code and hence it Python code is readable.
- Less code, less cost, less home late!
As Python typically involves less code, it also takes less time to complete a job. Thankfully for the client, this also means less money. Many programmers believe that the main benefit of writing in Python is the little effort which is required compared to other languages, such as C++ or Java. Since Python does not require a lot of written code, it allows developers to work quickly; even a small team can handle Python effectively.
A traditional (but not precise) way to compare programming languages on this is to compare a “Hello, World!” code. Python’s one is as simple as:
>> print (“Hello, world!”)
How many languages you know they got the same or less code?!
- Great and glorious community support
As you step into the programming world, you’ll soon understand how vital support is, as the developer community is all about giving and receiving help. The larger a community, the more likely you’d get help and the more people will be building useful tools to ease the process of development. Millions of programmers and supports work on a daily basis to improve the language’s core functionality and features. There are not many open source communities out there, which is as devoted as well as expansive as Python.
- Extensive collection of rich libraries:
PyPI – Python package index contains third-party modules that makes Python proficient in the interaction of other languages as well as platforms. It provides large standard libraries that include the areas like string operations, Internet, web service tools, operating system interfaces and protocols. Most of the highly used programming tasks are already scripted into it that limits the length of the codes to be written in Python.
- Python is fixable
As a dynamically typed language, Python is really flexible. This means there are no hard rules on how to build features, and you’ll have more flexibility solving problems using different methods (though the Python philosophy encourages using the obvious way to solve things). Furthermore, Python is also more forgiving of errors, so you’ll still be able to compile and run your program until you hit the problematic part.
- Big bosses use Python!
World leading companies are increasingly choosing Python as their preferential language. Of course, the vast majority of IT giants, including Google, Dropbox, Spotify and Instagram are using it. However, the trend has spread far and wide into industries such as science, gaming and graphics, meaning companies such as NASA, Electronic Arts and Disney have made it a central part of their systems, which has to tell you something!