An introduction to the Python programming language

What is Python?

Python is a general-purpose programming language. It’s emphasis on code-readability makes it one of the easiest languages to learn. It’s a great language to learn as a first-timer.

Most Recent Version

Python 3 was released in 2008. Compared to Python 2.7 and its predecessors, Python 3 and all subsequent versions have many new features that expand the capabilities of the language. That’s why we will be teaching Python 3. As Python 3 is newer, most developers are building libraries for Python 3 and not earlier versions. Therefore, we will focus on Python 3 because we want you to be able to use your Python programming skills with modern frameworks and libraries to create cool programs and applications (NOTE: For the sake of this course, the differences between the two are minimal.)

Popular Applications

In recent years, Python has seen a resurgence in use. Now, it is being used in several cool ways. It is used for website development, game development, Machine Learning and AI, Data Science, and even CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Programs. With its popularity, Python has become one of the most important languages for a beginner programmer to learn.