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.
This is why we like it so much at Magnetar, it enables us to go from idea to function incredibly quickly to give value to our customers quickly. It enables us to automate and create APIs.
1) Easy to learn
Python is always called out as one of the easiest to learn programming languages by community groups, educational institutions, and technology sites. In fact, any list of top languages to learn for beginners will always give a shout out to Python. There are many reasons however you can simply express more functionality, more clearly in fewer lines of code than you can in other languages.
If you want to get started take a look here https://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide
2) Amazing community
The community is global, there are lots of great activity in the local community as well. Local Python meet ups are a great place to meet wonderful people who are smart, experienced, and eager to help, no matter your experience. You can also find a fantastic online Python community across IRC, Slack, and Twitter
3) Open Sourced frameworks
As an open source programming language, Python helps you to reduce software development cost. You can even use several open source Python frameworks, libraries and development tools to reduce development time without increasing development cost. Being able to modularise core components of your application allows you to focus on features instead of spending time creating building blocks.
4) General purpose language
Python is referred to as a general-purpose language, which basically means it can be used to do most anything that a programming language is capable of. This means Python is capable of analysing data, creating and hosting a website, tracking and analysing website traffic data and running scripts to automate a boring tasks.
5) Powerful standard library
Python has a great standard library with many hidden gems that I did not know about until I took the time to walk through the list of all available functions, constants, types, and much more. These can be found https://docs.python.org/3/library/
The standard library allows you to choose from a wide range of modules according to your precise needs. Each module further enables you to add functionality to the Python application without writing additional code.
Here is a great video with some more reasons to learn Python.
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Date: May 18, 2020