By DeVry University
May 20, 2020
6 min read
May 20, 2020
6 min read
Here, we'll define the Python programming language, explore its uses and highlight reasons why skills in this language are highly relevant in computer programming today.
Embeds easily in applications.
Works well with other languages, like C++ and Java.
Is known for being faster than other languages for development.
Is useful when a program has been written in another language and needs added high-level control and customization.
Has an active community of users.
Is open source.
Is considered to be one of the easier programming languages to learn.
For students in computer programming, Python provides an in-depth understanding of how computer systems and networks operate. Anyone interested in a career path in software, computer engineering or the Internet of Things (IoT) should seek to understand this basic high-tech language as part of their professional tool set.
Python is frequently used for web and internet development tasks. It has been used to build network frameworks, micro-frameworks and advanced content management systems including Pyramid, Bottle, Flask and Django. Other applications for Python programming include:
Scientific and numeric computing.
Business and enterprise management applications.
Additionally, Python is used to write several different types of code that are part of the Internet's coding languages. These include (but are not limited to) HTML, XML, JSON, IMAP, FTP and email processing protocols.
When it comes to learning a new skill, every insight that you gain can be another opportunity to help you reach your goals faster – and taking advantage of complimentary online resources can be a great place to start.
These additional programs also include coursework that teaches Python:
Depending on the path you choose, additional tools and resources may be available to you – such as a complimentary laptop for students pursuing an applicable program1. Additionally, a portable IoT toolkit is included in the cost of attendance for students enrolled in select tech programs, and students in certain programs may even qualify for reimbursement for specific industry certification exam fees.
Dr. Waksmanski-Krynski offers one piece of advice for students interested in learning more about the Python programming language: "Learning programming is a lot like learning a foreign language, except you're learning how to speak to a computer so that it can execute or automate a process for you. Anyone can learn to use Python successfully – the key is to be patient with yourself and devote time to practice."
Ready to get started? Contact us to learn more about our courses that feature Python and degree programs that can help you pursue your career goals.
1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
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