We are not referring to the snake. Python is undoubtedly the most popular, simple, and friendly programming language. It seems that almost everyone uses it now, for many different reasons. But what exactly is it? What is it used for and who uses it? This is what we’re going talk about in this article.
What is Python, then?
It is a multi-purpose programming language that is highly in demand. It is used by many companies, including Uber, Spotify, Netflix and Reddit. Its versatility is what makes it unique. Although you may think that only software engineers use Python, scientists, mathematicians and data analysts all use it every day. All for different reasons. Why? Because it is simple and easy to understand. It is a flexible language that uses a simple syntax.
What is Python used for?
Many things. It’s a multipurpose language. Here are the most common uses for it:
Managing big data: Data scientists use Python to manage, compile, and visualise large amounts of data. This saves days (or even weeks) of manual labor.
Artificial intelligence and machine-learning: Companies will use Python for creating AI and ML that uses all of their data. This could be used to improve their audience understanding and content targeting.
Automation: This can be used to accomplish small or large tasks. You can use automation to manage files, run a Reddit bot, sort and organize large amounts of data for a publishing business.
General programming and web design: Developers can use Python to create simple videogames and most web, mobile, and desktop apps and sites.
What makes Python so special
It’s very simple
With very little code, you can solve complex problems with Python. The language is very short and sweet. It has a simple, but powerful syntax that makes life easier for the average person. It’s easier to learn Python than other languages. The majority of the language is written in the language. A language like C will look more like algebra.
Apps and software can be built on all major platforms (windows and mac), Many languages require more custom coding and work in order to make your app run on other platforms. Python is flexible.
There is a large community with many resources
Python is used by many industries and communities, from beginners to professionals. There are many resources to explore. There are more templates and guides to use (a bit like this one). There are many people to ask questions. Technically, Python can be used in all programming languages. It’s also the easiest to learn because it’s so simple and neat. This is crucial considering the speed at which technology is changing. It allows smaller businesses to catch up.
It is open source
It’s also free and everyone can use it. Even for commercial purposes.
How do you get started?
Python.org allows you to download all the tools you need to get started. To get started, you will need to take some courses. Although it’s an easy language, you will need a guide or course to help you get started. Coding Dojo offers bootcamps. Both online and on-campus. You don’t have to have any prior experience or knowledge before joining.