Introduction to Python – Chapter 1

Hello folks, welcome to my blog. This is the chapter 1 of the course “Python Programming for beginners”. Check out the full index of the course using the above link.

Introduction

In this post we are going to cover what is python, short history of python and which industries are using python.

What is Python

Python is an object oriented, high-level programming language. It is relatively easier than other programming languages available in the market. Python syntax is simple and understandable.

History of Python

Working on python was started by Guido van Rossum in the late 1980s. It’s first version Python 0.9.0 was released in 1991.  With the improvements in it, Python 2.0 was released in 2000. And Python 3.0 was released in 2008.

Uses of Python

Python is a general purpose language but it is widely used in different industries for different reasons.

Some of the places where python is used are web applications, graphic user interface based applications, software development application, scientific applications, network programming, games and 3D applications.

This is the some of the basics things about python. In the next chapter we are going to learn how to install python and write our first program in python.

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