Getting Started with Python

Install Python on your machine now and get started with Python today.

Python Infographic
Crack Your Next Interview

Want to make it through the next interview you will appear for? Hone your skills with our six-part series of interview questions widely asked in the industry. With basic to advanced questions, this is a great way to expand your repertoire and boost your confidence.

Python Interview Questions
Python Interview Questions
Python Interview Questions
Python Interview Questions
Python Interview Questions

 

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Exploring the Language

Let’s take a look at some facts about Python and its philosophies.

Python first appeared in 1990 as a hobby project. Then came along Python 2.0 on 16 October 2000, and Python 3.0 followed on December 3, 2008 after a long period of testing. While most Python code still runs on version 2.7, the future belongs to version 3.0. The end-of-life for Python 2.7 is scheduled to be January 1, 2020; this is to buy some time for the transition for code from Python 2.0. What we recognize today as Python finds its etymological origins in his penchant for Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British sketch comedy from 1969.

While the community dubs Guido the Benevolent Dictator For Life (BDFL), he permanently resigned from this post on July 12, 2018.

Python BDFL Guido Van Rossum

Guido Van Rossum

Zen of Python

20 software principles inspire the design of Python; in June of 1999, Tim Peters articulated 19 of those. As an easter egg, you can find this in the interpreter by entering import this.

Zen of Python