What is Python

Python is a general purpose programming language. It was released in 1991.

Python is a programming language and it is used for building software, analysing data, creating scripts for systems and making dynamic websites. Dynamic websites usually interact with a database, e.g. a MySQL database.

Python success can be accredited to a number of reasons:

  • It is free, Open Source software
  • It is Cross-Platform (it works in Windows, Mac, Linux)
  • It is extremely easy to learn
  • It is fast