“Python is the general-purpose, interpreted and high-level programming language created by Guido van Rossum in 1990. (the first public release was released in February 1991.), and is named after Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Python is similar to programming languages such as Perl, Ruby, Smalltalk, etc. Python allows developers to use several programming styles. Object-oriented, structured and aspect-oriented programming styles are allowed using Python, and this flexibility makes the Python programming language more and more popular. Python is most used on Linux, but there are also versions for other operating systems. “
…Although this definition from the Wikipedia makes it very complicated and too technical-oriented, the fact is that Python is one of the simplest modern programming languages, which is why it is one of the most widespread in everyday use.
Compared to programming languages such as Visual Basic, C++, Java or Flash, it is much easier and quicker to make a simple and more purposeful programm or application. Even so, that almost everybody who likes to play with programming, even if he was a total beginner and an amateur, can get a lot from it.
If you are interested in something more about this language, you can further inform yourself on its official web site at “Python for Begginers”:
as well as attending a free course at Coursera.com:
“Programming for Everybody (Getting started with Python)”: