Python

Python© is a high-level programming language first released by Guido van Rossum in 1991. Python© is often characterized as minimalist, although this only applies to the core language's syntax and semantics; the standard library provides the language with a large number of additional libraries and extensions.

Python© is a remarkably powerful dynamic programming language that is used in a wide variety of application domains.

Some of its key distinguishing features include:

  • Extremely clear, readable syntax

  • Strong introspection capabilities

  • Intuitive object orientation

  • Natural expression of procedural code

  • Full modularity, supporting hierarchical packages

  • Exception-based error handling

  • High level dynamic data types

  • Extensive standard libraries and third party modules for virtually every task

Python© is used successfully in thousands of real world business applications around globally, including many large and mission-critical systems such as YouTube.com and Google.com.

The Python© implementation is under an open source license that makes it freely usable and distributable, even for commercial use.

For more information, visit the official Python website.