Python programming language
26 August 2020, Wednesday

We continue the column about programming languages. Today we will talk about the most beautiful programming language - the Python language.

Let's see what Python is.

Python is the ideal language for beginner programmers and one of the most demanded today. It's very simple, versatile, and suitable for developers.
Python began to be developed in the late 1980s, by Guido van Rossum. The very first version was released in December 2008. Today there are two main versions, Python 2 and Python 3, and they are completely different.

Programmers love this language because it is very easy to use and write code in, it has a clear syntax that makes it easy to learn the language. You can program on it without any pre-made (template) code, and this inspires many.

Language features:

  • work with images and video, audio files;
  • system Programming;
  • creation of web scripts;
  • robotics, artificial intelligence;
  • working with http requests;
  • graphical interface (GUI);
  • xml / html work;
  • programming mathematical calculations and much more.

The Python programming language is versatile and can be used in large projects. Companies like Google and Yandex often use Python for their projects.

What can be done with Python:

automate processes and update tables with data;

rename files on your computer;

create applications;

analyze data;

create quizes and test your friends' erudition;

teach the computer to draw a robot and other drawings;

create a calendar reminder.

And there are many other interesting things to do, the most important thing is to start and bring the plan to an end.
Python can be self-taught, we have compiled a selection of books for beginner Python programmers for you. These books will help you understand the language and start programming.

  • Making Games with Python & Pygame

By Al Sweigart

With this book, you can create game masterpieces with your own hands while learning the basic principles of programming. Even zero-level readers who have never tried to write code will learn Python thanks to the author's method. Start with simple classics such as Tic-Tac-Toe and Hangman to eventually learn how to create advanced animated or text games with many characters and a compelling storyline."

 

  • Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming

By Jason R. Briggs

This book is a self-teaching Python tutorial, where step by step, starting with the simplest, you will write your programs and learn the intricacies of this language. You can test your knowledge right away - using entertaining examples and hilariously funny tasks that you can complete with the help of gluttonous monsters, secret agents and thief-crows.

  • Computer Coding Python Projects for Kids: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide

By Carol Vonderman

The book introduces Python, inviting the reader to learn it in practice. To make it more interesting, the authors give examples of interesting programs with block diagrams, code examples and step-by-step instructions. Funny characters and their comments bring the text to life. After creating and launching programs, they can be updated and modified as you wish. Examples of improvements in the book are also given, but the authors urge readers to come up with their own upgrades. Such training will give you confidence in your abilities and a desire to create your own unique programs.

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