What is Python

What is Python Programming language?

Python is one of the most popular programming languages. But, it is also an high-level, interpreted, dynamically typed, object-oriented as well as procedural programming language.

🐍 History of Python

Python was created by Guido van Rossum, and released in 1991 as Python 0.9.0.

But, there is an interesting story behind the Python name – The author of Python Guido van Rossum is a big fan of the British comedy series “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”, and that’s why he went with the Python name.

Features of Python

  • Python code is very simple, so it is very easy to learn for a beginner.
  • It is a Cross-platform Language, which means you can run Python equally on different platforms such as Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Macintosh, etc.
  • It has a large number of libraries that can be used to build various types of applications.
  • This language can be used for small or big projects and these projects can be online or offline.

Use of Python

Python is a multi-purpose programming language, so it can be used for:

  • Web development (Django, FastAPI, Flask).
  • Game Development.
  • Desktop GUI Application.
  • Mobile Application.
  • Data Science.
  • Data Analysis.
  • AI and machine learning.
  • etc.

Which companies are using Python?

There are some world-class software companies which are using Python, such as –


Obviously, these giant companies aren’t using only Python, they are using other languages along with Python.