Released in the year 1991, Python has now grown into powerful Server side programming language. Dutch programmer Guido van Rossum who conceived the idea in the late 80’s as a successor to the ABC, designed the language. Its popularity is such that Python it is currently placed eighth in the TIOBE index of programming languages. Powerful and fast, programmers, developers and end users are now increasingly moving towards Python for custom Software and web Development.
Python is used by 0.2% of all the websites whose server-side programming language we know. Agreed! Those are not big numbers when compared to ASP.NET, Ruby, Java and PHP. Nevertheless, the recent version of Python seems to have gained the attention of tech enthusiasts all over the world. Python development environment enables programmers and developers to accelerate work and integrate systems efficiently. Developers around the world who use Python have experienced quick boost in productivity and considerably low maintenance costs. The impact is such that some popular users of python language include Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Bit torrent and NASA.
The first thing that impresses about Python is its efficiency and pace it renders to programmers within few lines of code. Python users never forget to mention the extensive standard library, which encompasses data handling tools to mark-up processing tools. In 99.99% of the cases, if you want to do something you will find Python library already consisting of more than one readymade solution. In addition, the flexibility in python web development lets developers handle almost any problematic domains. The super flexible data driven code has advanced features that include Duck-typing, Meta-Classes and decorators.
Another interesting thing about python is in the field of gaming development, recently lot of developers have moved from traditional C programming to Python. Its game engine allows programmers to 2D and 3D game programming with ease.
Some features in Python you will not see in its contemporaries
- highly optimized byte compiler and support libraries, Python code runs faster for most applications
- Jython and IronPython do support JIT compilation for their virtual machine implementations
- Support for JIT compilation to machine code
- CPython uses a bytecode virtual machine with traditional implementation
- Python runs on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, and is portable to Java and .NET virtual machines.
- Exception-based error handling
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