Learning Python - Introduction To Python

In this article, we will discuss what Python is and why one should learn Python.

Recently, I read the news that Mahesh has published - Announcing Python MVP Program. I am a SharePoint/Office 365 guy, looking forward to Azure, Azure ML, AI. Python is the most used language for AI and Machine learning. So, I thought why not take this opportunity to learn something new that is required for Azure ML, AI, Data Science.
 
So, I started learning Python and as I proceed in my learning, I’ll keep sharing 😊 In this article, I’ll discuss the following topics.
  • What is Python?
  • Why learn Python?

What is Python?

  1. One of the easiest languages to learn.
  2. Python is an interpreted language.
  3. Python is an object-oriented programming language.
  4. Python is a free language that we can download and use.
  5. Source code is also available for Python. We can modify and redistribute this code because Python language is available under an open source licensing.
  6. Python's license is administered by the Python Software Foundation.
  7. Python programming is platform independent. Python runs on every OS – Mac OS, Windows, Linux, and Unix.
  8. Automatic memory management, no worries of allocating and deallocating memory in code.
  9. Python programs are typically much shorter than equivalent C, C++, or Java programs.
  10. Python code is highly readable which makes it more reusable and maintainable.
  11. Python has a clean and elegant coding style.
  12. Python comes with a large collection of standard modules that can be reused in other Python programs
  13. A most valuable resource for Python.
  14. Guido Van Rossum wrote Python in the late 1980s.
  15. The most up-to-date and current source code, binaries, documentation, news, etc., is available on the official website of Python.

Why learn Python?

  1. Read the news shared by Mahesh - Announcing Python MVP Program. Python has become the most popular programming language in the world. This one reason is enough to learn Python 😊.
  2. Python has overtaken Java as the most popular programming language in the world.
  3. Python is one of the most favorable choices for,

    • Data Science
    • AI and Machine learning
    • Data analysis & visualization
    • Scientific and Numerical applications
    • Web and Internet applications
    • Database Access
    • Desktop GUIs
    • Education
    • Network Programming
    • Software and Game development
  4. Writing Python code is so much fun 😊
  5. Python language is so easy that even a non-programmer understands it
  6. Python is becoming a major programming language
  7. There is a shortage of Python developers 😊 so more opportunities :) more salary :)
I hope you will be convinced to learn Python and will start learning :)
 
Next Step
 
In the next article, we will discuss the installation steps for Python on our computer and then, will begin the programming show.
 
Reference - https://www.python.org/