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Programming Languages: Python
Python is a powerful dynamic programming language used for various application domains (source: python.org) ** Why use Python? ** - powerful and fast - available on all major OS (Windows, Linux/Unix, OS/2, Mac, etc) - clear, readable syntax - "intuitive" object orientation - supports hierarchical packages - has exception-based error handling - has high level dynamic data types - broad standard library with good documentation - many third-party modules are available - open source ** Who uses Python? ** - Yahoo Maps, Groups - Google (many components including spider and search engine) - Battlefield 2 Game - Walt Disney Feature Animation - NASA (in their Integrated Planning Sytem) ** Resources to Learn Python ** http://www.learnpython.org/ http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/ http://www.codecademy.com/en/tracks/python
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