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8 Most Important features of Python

Python is a high level (Gen.4) ,feature filled programming/scripting language created by Guido van Rossum. To quote Wikipedia “Python is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language”. It was developed keeping readability in mind, due to which it is similar to the English language. This means that anyone with a basic understanding of English and maths can get a general idea of what the code is supposed to do without prior training. This makes application development using Python very popular.

Python has a natural advantage when it comes to website development. Django, the world's leading open source web framework is based on Python. This makes Django, a fast and clean tool for hassle-free web development.

Features

  • Free and Open Source

    You can download python for free from here. Being open source, you can download, modify and distribute the modified python source code to your liking.

  • Easy to code

    It is very easy to code in python when compared to languages like Java and C++. Basic coding can be learned in a few hours although mastering it takes time.

  • Free and Open Source

    You can download python for free from here. Being open source, you can download, modify and distribute the modified python source code to your liking.

  • Interpreted

    Unlike languages like Java and C++, Python runs on an interpreter system. As the code is executed line by line and not as a whole (like compilers), it is debug friendly.

  • Portability

    Python is highly portable. You can run the same code in a PC or in a Mac or in any other machine as long as there are no system dependant features.

  • Flexibility

    It is compatible with OOP (Object Oriented Programming) concepts and POP (Procedure Oriented Programming) concepts.

  • Dynamically Typed

    In python, the type of a value is decided at runtime, which means we needn’t specify the data-type before declaring the value.

  • Extensible and Embeddable

    Python, if needed can be written in other languages like C++, this makes it extendable. Embedding works the other way around, here Python code is introduced into a block of code written in another language. Due to this, Python is extensively used to integrate two or more large block of codes.

  • Huge Support System

    What makes python programmer friendly is its large library and the huge python community. There are libraries for documentation-generation, unit-testing, web browsers, threading, databases, CGI, email, image manipulation and so much more.

The python community is one of the most active ones in the world. If or when you hit a block and all you have to do is raise the issue in the forum and you will be bombarded with solutions.







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