Introduction to python programming language


The question every beginner in programming asks when they want to start coding is "which programming language do i learn first", the simple and short answer to that question is python programming language, but what is really python programming language and how did it come into existence. no need to worry that's the reason this tutorial was written, to explain to you what python is and how it originated.

    python programming language is an object-oriented general purpose programming language, it was developed by a Dutch programmer Guido van Rossum in the 1989. he started the implementation at CWI in the Netherlands as a successor to ABC capable of exception handling and interfacing with the Amoeba operating system, the funny thing about python is that it got it's name a BBC comedy television show "Monty Python's Flying Circus". the reason i said that python is the best for every new programmer is that python is one of the easiest language to learn if not the best. Reading codes written in python is like reading an English  sentence.


    Python programming language has so many features and we are going to go through some of them.

  • Readability
  • Cross Platform
  • Memory management
  • Large Standard Libraries
  • Open Source
  • Exception Handling
  • Ease of  Learning
  • Free Software
 Lets briefly explain some of them.
  1. Readability: the best thing about python is it's readability, this makes it possible for even a non-programmer to guess what a piece of code is doing in a script.
  2. Cross platform: another thing about python is that it is cross platform which means that it can run on any operating system e.g Windows, Macintosh OS, Linux  and even your handheld Android and Iphone.
  3. Open Source: another fascinating thing about python is that it is open source, which means anybody can have his own version of python and can modify the source code anyhow he likes it and distribute it per his wish.
  4. Free Software: you might be thinking what i mean by free software, this means like most other programming language you don't have to pay to use python, python is an example of free/libre open source software(FLOSS)
  5. Ease of Learning: The python language is one of the most easiest programming languages available because it has simplified syntax and not complicated, which gives more emphasis on natural language. Due to its ease of learning and usage, python codes can be easily written and executed much faster than most programming language. I hope by now we now know the meaning and the origination of python, if you have any question you can just ask on the comment section below.

     If you want to start programming in python here is a link to my tutorial on how to install Python and Pycharm on windows.

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