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OpenSource.com posts about Python – what the language is and resources to help you understand the language that is growing so fast in popularity.
Python is a popular general-purpose programming language that can be used for a wide variety of applications. It includes high-level data structures, dynamic typing, dynamic binding, and many more features that make it as useful for complex application development as it is for scripting or “glue code” that connects components together.
It can also be extended to make system calls to almost all operating systems and to run code written in C or C++. Due to its ubiquity and ability to run on nearly every system architecture, Python is a universal language found in a variety of different applications.
The Python community
Perhaps most importantly, Python has an enormous user community. Python’s popularity is both a cause and an effect of its community. It was the #1 programming language in 2018, according to the IEEE Spectrum ranking, and it is the #1 “Most Wanted” and #2 “Most Loved” language, according to StackOverflow’s 2019 Developer Survey. Pythonistas, as members of the community call themselves, meet around the world in thousands at PyCon conferences.
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