While my feeling for Python is not exactly love, it is close. I am not a professional developer. So I dabble in Python a lot. It allows me to do a few nifty things with very little learning. And the code looks simple. So when I found the reference to Bruce’s Why I love Python presentation, I could not resist downloading it. And I hope Bruce won’t mind my reproducing the creative graphic.
I started using it, because many people I respect (like Jon Udell, Danny Ayers, Mark Pilgrim, Sam Ruby) seem to use it. I tried to find out whether anyone else’s is in love with Python, and was pleasantly surprised.
Update: 28th June 2020
Now I have a few more reasons to like it.
- We build all our tools and products with Python. With 3.x it is even more attractive.
- It has become one of the most popular languages for building AI, Machine Learning and Data Science applications.
- Many educational institutions teach Python as the first language to teach programming. Since Python is a very high-level language, students can get started and build things easily.
- We use Python to teach our courses on building WebApps (with a micro-framework called Flask), Data Apps and Machine Learning Apps.