About python language | Why python?


Maybe you advised by someone to use python for a programming task? You already know a high-level programming language, the why python? Would it be worth to learn new syntax?

Before start learning any programming language. It is a good practice that we should know the reason for the new language.  We already have other languages to develop a computer program, C – Functional, C++, JAVA Object Oriented, PHP, NodeJs-Scripting.  But still, python gained so much popularity in a short time.  In this tutorial, we will learn about the python programming language and a broad level of compassion with other existing languages.

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Python and other programming languages?

Python is a general-purpose high-level programming high-level language. It has easy to understand syntax.  Like other languages, a program can be written in a structural and object-oriented way.  Because of lesser syntax, the size of the program is lesser as compared to the other programming languages such as Java or C++.

The most powerful thing in python is that it uses already developed modules in form of libraries.  The libraries implement complex part programmer imports the libraries and starts developing application logic.  One example is the server. By using an already written module for HTTP, you can develop a WebServer in fewer lines.

Is python is newer than others?

You might not hear about the python in your school or college but hear about Java. Is that mean Java is older than python?  Many people think so but this is not the case. Java came into existence in 1995 while python was since 1989.  Developers start using Java mainly for enterprise software development. Its platform-independent and inbuild support of strong libraries makes it the first choice for programming.

But why we start hearing so much about phyton?  Because areas like machine learning, data science, etc, become a critical domain.  People who work for these fields are maint not from a programming background, they are from research.  So they need a language, which is easy to learn and have libraries for complex algorithms.  Here the python comes.

What are the reasons to use python?

High-Level Language:  Similar to any other high-level programming language, it reduces the complexities for the developer. Like in C or C++, a programmer needs to keep track of memory management.  This is a complex task and a program may crash coz of leans or memory mismanagement.  In python, the memory management is done by the python platform, so you can focus on programming logic and leave worries.

Open Community: 

Easy to learn:  The language is easy to learn. Python provides easy to use syntax.  Even people not familiar with the programming can also use python to automate tasks.

Cross-Platform: The same application code can run on any platform, e.g Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.  Python software is available on all the platforms.  They all take the same code and convert to machine-specific instructions.  It looks similar to Java Virtual Machine(JVM), where the same compiled java code (byte codes) can execute on different platforms.

For what we can use python?

We can use it for very basic programs and for more complex software solutions. Here is a listing of Softwares we can develop using python.

  • Web Programming.
  • GUI development
  • Automation
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Scripting
  • Network Programming
  • Games
  • Mobile Applications

Conclusion:

Python is not the replacement of any language. But it is very powerful and easy to learn for many applications purposes.

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