Introduction to Python
Introduction to Python – A basic definition
Python is a general-purpose coding language. It can be used for other types of programming and software development besides web develeopment.
What is Python?
Python is a high level interpreted scripting language. It is developed in the late 1980’s by Guido van Rossom, at National Research Institure for Mathematics and Computer Science, Netherlands. The initial version of python was published at the alt.sources newsgroup in 1991, and the first version 1.0 was released in the year 1994.
The second version of python 2.0 was releasedin the year 2000, and the 2.X versions were released until December 2008, Python 2 and Python 3 are very similar. Some features of Python 3 have been borrowed from Python 2.
Both Python 2 and Python 3 is continuoulsy maintained and developed with new update releases. At the time of writing, the available Python 2 version is 2.7 and the latest Python 3 version is 3.7.3. If you are a new learner to Python, then it is recommended that you focus on Python 3.
Reasons why Python became famous
What are prerequisites for learning programming languages like Python
Basic math and prime programming languages such as ‘ Knowledge about C will be helpful’. But you can learn Python as your basic programming language.