Before you start learning python language, you should have a basic understanding of Computer Programming terminologies. A basic understanding of any of the programming languages ( Example - C language | C++ language etc.) is a plus.
Python was developed by Guido van Rossum in the late eighties and early nineties at the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands. Python is a general-purpose interpreted, object-oriented, and high-level programming language. We already know this language was created by Guido van Rossum during 1985-1990 (First released in 1991). Like Perl, Python source code is also available under the GNU General Public License (GPL). This tutorial gives enough understanding on Python programming language.
Python is a interpreted, object-oriented and high-level programming language. Python is designed to be highly readable. It uses English keywords frequently where as other languages use punctuation, and it has fewer syntactical constructions than other languages.
Python is Interpreted - Python is processed at runtime by the interpreter. You do not need to compile your program before executing it. This is similar to PERL and PHP.
Python is Object-Oriented - Python supports Object-Oriented style or technique of programming that encapsulates code within objects.
Easy to learn - Python has few keywords, simple structure, and a clearly defined syntax. This allows the student to pick up the language quickly.
Portable − Python can run on a wide variety of hardware platforms and has the same interface on all platforms.
Extendable - You can add low-level modules to the Python interpreter. These modules enable programmers to add to or customize their tools to be more efficient.
Databases - Python provides interfaces to all major commercial databases.
Interactive Mode - Python has support for an interactive mode which allows interactive testing and debugging of snippets of code.
GUI Programming - Python supports GUI applications that can be created and ported to many system calls, libraries and windows systems, such as Windows MFC, Macintosh, and the X Window system of Unix.
Scalable - Python provides a better structure and support for large programs than shell scripting.
Note : Python is a great language for the beginner-level programmers and supports the development of a wide range of applications from simple text processing to WWW browsers to games as well as python is use for help us for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.