Python is a programming language that is fun to read, flexible and easy to use with other languages.

To create a “Hello, World!” app using Python, all you need to write is:

print "Hello, World!"

Quite a bit more straightforward than some of these other examples, we think! Web applications like YouTube, Reddit, Dropbox, and Yelp are all powered by Python.

Pythoners, like Rubyists, believe in writing code that is simple, direct, and easy to understand, meaning that even people new to programming should be able to read Python and have a sense for what it’s saying. The Python language is also designed to make nice with other programming languages (it’s a social language!) and rather than force programmers to use one specific programming method, it allows them to use whichever technique they prefer (it’s a flexible language!).

Python is also known for its rich library of tools that make certain tasks easy and fast to accomplish. The language is a favorite among data journalists and natural language scientists for its mapping and text processing abilities.

Python is a great language for beginning programmers and the Python community is especially welcoming of women – Pyladies is an organization of women developers who mentor new Python lady-programmers.

Cocktail Party Fact

Think Python is named for the snake? Think again! Python is actually named after the slightly less scale-y, Monty Python.

As a tribute to the language’s British namesake, Python programmers often use ‘spam’ and ‘eggs’ when they need generic placeholders.

Now Try This
  1. Visit Learn Python The Hard Way
  2. Learn why the hard way is better
  3. Enjoy your new found Python know-how!

Your email address will not be published.



  1. Apex Legends Octane Replied

    Pretty! This has been a really wonderful post. Many thanks for supplying these details.

  2. Apex Legends DPS Replied

    Good information. Lucky me I found your blog by accident (stumbleupon). I’ve bookmarked it for later!

  3. Apex Legends Season 1 Replied

    You’ve made some really good points there. I looked on the web for more information about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this web site.

  4. Gary Leithiser Replied

    I’d have to check on to you here. That is not something I do! I love reading a post that can make people think. Also, thanks a lot for allowing me to comment!

  5. Barton Oshita Replied

    Yet, that will not stop you from taking a nap in the middle of the movie.

  6. Rich Sclafani Replied

    Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I in finding It really helpful & it helped me out a lot. I am hoping to give something back and help others such as you helped me.

  7. Esteban Moder Replied

    “I am pleased that I discovered this weblog, precisely the right information that I was searching for!”

  8. Daniele Benbrook Replied

    It’s actually a cool and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you simply shared this useful information with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Pauletta Barrena Replied

    “I don’t even know the way I ended up here, but I assumed this post was great. I don’t recognise who you are but definitely you’re going to a well-known blogger for those who aren’t already ;) Cheers!”

  10. furtdso linopv Replied

    It is truly a nice and useful piece of information. I’m happy that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  11. furtdsolinopv Replied

    Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will certainly comeback.

Want more articles like this?

Sign up to get the most recent tech news, tips and career advice.