Python programming language
Python is the ultimate tool for programmers. It is a programming language present in many operating systems and applications. It runs in servers, in Android, Windows, Linux, iOS, or Mac applications, since it has a moderate learning curve and it specializes in offering a readable code syntax. It is a very versatile, multi-paradigm and multi-platform language distinguished by its clean and readable code.
Another reason for its success is that it can be used in any setting since it has an open source license that allows it. This makes Python one of the initiation languages of most programmers as it is taught in schools and universities around the world. Moreover, many large companies use, intensively, this programming language; such as Google, YouTube or Facebook, since it allows (among many other characteristics) the automation of processes and execution of tasks in both the client and the server environments.
Python is ideal for working with large volumes of data since, being multiplatform, favors its extraction and processing. At a scientific level, it has a huge library or resources emphasizing on mathematics for those programmers who want to work in specialized areas.
In addition, it is also possible to create video games with it, however it is not as efficient as other programming languages in this area.
Evolution and versions
Python was first released around 30 years ago. Created in 1989 by Guido Van Rossum who was, at that time, working at the Dutch Research Center.
In 1991 the 0.9.0 version was published in a newsgroup very popular at that time, named alt.sources, which was very crowded by programmers since the connection to the internet was made through telephone lines. That version had advanced features like classes with inheritance or exception handling, which is why it caught the eye of developers around the world.
In 1994 a discussion forum for Python was formed (comp.lang.python), which marked a milestone in the growth of users of this language.
The major milestone occurs in the year 2000, when the core team of developers changed their domain to BeOpen.com to conform BeOpen PythonLabs, just by the time when the version 1.6 and 2.0 were released simultaneously. After Python 2.0 was launched by BeOpen.com, Guido Van Rossum and other PythonLabs developers joined Digital Creations, where they still develop different versions to this day.
Advantages of programming in Python
* This language really simplifies programming, it is simple and fast, and it is a great language for scripting.
* It offers many facilities to the programmer because it is easily readable and interpretable, making it elegant and flexible
* It is easy to learn since it offers a moderate learning curve. It is very easy to get started with programming and encourages productivity.
* It is neat and clean, very readable and very well organized.
* It is very portable, it can be used in practically any system today.
* It has a large number of users within the community involved in language development.
Some of the most important Python development companies
Nowadays, Python is one of the most outstanding programming languages for web applications. It has become extremely popular at a global level.
There are several companies which use Python to develop all kinds of applications for their clients, such as: Innuy – Python Development, Django Stars, PixelCrayons, BoTree Technologies, and plenty more.
Innuy is a leader in Python Web Development. This company uses agile technologies and apply the latest productivity tools and methodologies in order to deliver expandable software in a quick period of time.
A framework is a generic application that can be configured to add the lines of code that are necessary to program a specific application. In order to understand it better, it is like a puzzle to which new pieces can be added to make it more detailed and complete, or even add new functions. These frameworks put at our disposal a set of code that can be used and reused in any system, no matter if they are simple or complex; offering a standard way to work in a specific programming language (in this case, Python).