Python is a high-level, interpreted, general-purpose programming language. It emphasizes more on code readability so its syntax is simple and easy to use.
People from different areas use it for a variety of different tasks this includes tasks such as web, mobile, and desktop app development. It is also used for data analysis, data visualization, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, etc.
This programming language was created by Guido Van Rossum and released in 1991.
Why should you learn to program in Python?
Python is among one of the fast-growing programming languages. As this language is used in different areas its popularity is growing day by day. There are various reasons to learn this language some of them are given below.
- Python has simple and easy to use syntax, it is similar to the English language
- The use of python language is not limited to web or desktop application development, it is used in so many other fields such as data analysis, data visualization, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, etc
- It works on different platforms such as Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac, Raspberry pi, etc
- Writing code in python is shorter as compared to some other programming languages such as java so development is also faster in python
- Python is an interpreted language so the code is executed as soon as it is written and hence it is used for rapid prototyping
- Python supports multiple programming paradigms including structured or procedural, functional, and object-oriented programming
Now I thought you have enough reasons why it is one of the most popular programming languages and why should you learn it.
About this course on Python programming
This is a comprehensive python programming course. You can follow this course on Python if –
- You only know what is the programming, then you can start with this course.
- You know how to code in some other language, then you can quickly learn and start coding in Python by following this course
- Not comfortable in programming using python? You can still go with this course
- You can follow this course if you want to know how the real world applications are build
Now next we will see the similarities and differences between two major python releases i.e. Python 2 and Python 3.
Before you start your journey set your learning end goal
Before you start your journey to programming in Python, you should have some end goal in your mind that why you want to learn python programming. Do you want to build some real-world applications, want to automate some tasks, or want to use it for data analysis and artificial intelligence
Don’t learn it just for the sake of learning otherwise you might find the learning process boring. So explore and find your interest that why you want to learn it and then start learning it.
Next, we will see major releases of Python programming language i.e. Python 2 and 3. What are the similarities between them? And how one is different from the other?