Python is a high-level, interpreted, and general-purpose dynamic programming language. It was founded by developer Guido Van Rossum in the year 1991. This programming language has been garnering a lot of attention from programmers due to its many advantages.
Python language comes with an extensive library that is loaded with a lot of codes for various purposes like regular expressions, documentation-generation, unit-testing, web browsers, threading, databases, CGI, email, image manipulation, and more. Many of the highly used programming codes are already written which reduces the length of the code.
It is an object-oriented programming language that can be extended to other languages. This means that you write some parts of your code in other programming languages like Java, C, C++, or VB. This is extremely useful while implementing a real-life project. The reverse of this is equally true. Along with being extensible, Python is embeddable too. You can put your Python code in the source code of other languages.
Increase in Programmer’s Productivity
Owing to its simple syntax and an extensive set of libraries, you can get more things done in less amount of time. Also, there is very little to learn in this language as it is very simple and easy. This in turn increases productivity when compared to other programming languages.
The language is available on the net for free and you can download it from any browser. Not only that, but you can also download its source code, make changes in it according to your will and distribute it. Also, it is downloaded with an extensive set of libraries that come handy when you are working on a long project.
Generally, if you code your project in a certain language, you may need to make changes in it while trying to run it on some other platform. But the same is not the case with Python. Once written you can run it anywhere provided that the code doesn’t include any system-dependent features. This is called Write Once Run Anywhere (WORA).