What exactly is Python, and why is it so widely used?

Even as more people pursue careers in software programming and development, this is a frequently Googled question. Today, there are numerous coding languages available. However, Python is the leader of the pack. What is the driving force behind the increased demand for Python programmers? In our most recent blog post, we will discuss this and other topics.

To begin, consider the programming language Python.

Python: A Beginner's Guide

Python is an interpreted high-level general-purpose language that emphasises code readability via the use of considerable indentation. It supports various programming paradigms, which include structured (particularly procedural), object-oriented, as well as functional programming, and is dynamically typed and garbage-collected.

Guido van Rossum, a Dutch programmer, began working on the Python programming language in the late 1980s, and the language was first released in 1991 as Python 0.9.0. Many versions of it have been released since then. Python 2.0 was released in 2000, and it included new features such as list comprehensions and a garbage collection system that used reference counting. Python 3.0, a major revision of the language, was released in 2008. Python 2 was retired in 2020 with version 2.7.18. Python has done remarkably well in its three decades of existence and is one of the fastest-growing coding languages. It is now used in web development, AI, web application development, operating systems, machine learning, mobile app development, data analytics, video games, and data visualisation. What factors have contributed to Python's dominance of the list of most popular programming languages? A variety of factors have contributed to this. In the section below, we go over them in depth.

Why is Python so well-liked?

Ease of use and learning
Python has been designed to be an easily readable language, with visually uncluttered formatting and the use of English keywords where other languages use punctuation. Curly brackets aren't used to delimit blocks here, and semicolons after statements are almost never used. Furthermore, when compared to C or Pascal, it has far fewer exceptions in its syntax and very far fewer special cases. All of this definitely Makes a very simple language to use, and it is also simple to learn. Indeed, Python code is easier to write and executes much faster than other coding languages, making it an excellent choice for coding beginners and newcomers. Furthermore, because it is an interpreted language, It also helps that one can quickly change its code base, which adds to Python's popularity among developers.

Frameworks and rich libraries
Python now boasts a variety of rich (and often open source) libraries that developers can use, especially in the early stages of development, with corporates favoring it and a large supportive community to boot. Matplotlib, for example, is used for plotting graphs and charts; SciPy for engineering applications, math, and science; Beautiful Soup for HTML parsing and XML; Django for server-side web development, NumPy for scientific computing, NLTK (Natural Language Tool Kit) for Natural Language Processing (NLP), as well as Scikit-learn for machine learning applications. Furthermore, there is no shortage of cloud media services that offer cross-platform support via library-like tools.
A Strong and Helpful Community
A strong community's support is important, and Python ranks highly in this category. In fact, those working with the Python programming language can easily access a wealth of documentation, guides, and video tutorials. Python developers of varying skill levels can benefit from the assistance required to improve their skills in this language, making it a popular starting point for new coders. Python, which is also used for in-depth research projects, is commonly used to introduce students to computer science. Because of the advanced and active Python community, all issues are typically resolved quickly, ensuring that overall project development is not hampered.
Versatility,  reliability, efficiency, and speed are all critical considerations.
Python has a reputation for being more efficient, dependable, and faster than most modern languages. It can now be used in almost any type of environment, which is a significant advantage. So the developer could be working on a mobile app, a desktop app, a website, or hardware programming, and Python would be a proper programming language for such a project.
Excellent adaptability
Python lends itself well to experimenting, owing primarily to its flexibility. Anyone who is familiar with the Python programming language can try to build something new with it. Other programming languages do not provide such flexibility and freedom.

Large Tech Support

A programming language is bound to grow faster when it is supported by a large tech company. Today, you'll see these in a variety of places, including PHP, which would be supported by Facebook, C# by Microsoft, Sun, Visual Basic &, and Java by Oracle. Similarly, Python has the support of big tech: many big companies. Facebook,  Google, and Amazon Web Services are the global players that support and use the coding language widely in their projects. Google, for example, has been using Python since 2006 as well as shall continue to do so for its multiple platforms and applications. In addition, Google has invested a considerable amount of effort, and money in the training and success of  Python, to the point where it has a portal dedicated solely to Python. As a result, the list of support tools plus supporting documents is rapidly expanding, making Python more accessible to developers.

Popularity and uses in Machine Learning, Big Data, and Computing in the Cloud

Python is now the most popular coding language in data sciences (including data analysis) after R; the language is also widely used in research and development. Python is commonly used by organizations that work in emerging and exciting areas such as Big Data,  Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML), deep learning, and cloud services to transform and improve their workflows and processes.


Python, with its tools, modules, and libraries, also provides greater convenience to automation developers. They typically end up typing only a few lines of code (and in a short period of time) in order to automate tasks, including software testing.

Python is the preferred programming language.

As the reasons stated above show, Python is in high demand in a variety of industries today, and it is frequently the ideal programming language for many programmers as well as students. In fact, Python is now an important part of data science courses. Knowing Python is a huge asset to a programmer's resume and opens up many doors for such candidates.

Python Implementation in schools and colleges

Given that Python provides a wide range of job opportunities, it is not surprising that universities, schools, and afterschool programmes are choosing to focus on teaching students this coding language. All who learn Python in school or evening classes stand to benefit more often when they attend university and pursue a career in computer science.