If you’re looking for a programming language that’s flexible and easy to read, try learning Python. It’s one of the most popular languages today, and programming in Python is used for everything from web and software development to data science and analytics to quality assurance.
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Frequently asked questions
What is Python 3?
Python is a powerful and flexible general-purpose language with many applications. Python 3 is the latest version of the language, and it’s great for new and seasoned developers alike. In fact, it’s one of the most popular programming languages in the world.
What is Python 3 used for?
Python’s wide selection of libraries and frameworks makes it a great addition to almost any developer’s skill set. It is used for web development, data science and analytics, machine learning, automation, game development and more.
What kind of jobs can Python 3 get me?
Python is in high demand across virtually every industry. Adding it to your skill set can put you on the path to a career as a Web Developer, Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Data Engineer, Quality Assurance Analyst, or Machine Learning Engineer (among others).
Why is Python so popular as a first coding language?
Python’s syntax is easy to understand and very similar to English, making it well-suited for beginners. Getting started with Python is quick and it has a huge, active community that’s always willing to lend a hand when you’re stuck on a problem. Plus, its versatility means you can jump in even if you aren’t sure what kind of developer you want to be.
What do I need to know before learning Python
There aren’t any prerequisites to learning Python, but it helps to have a solid understanding of programming fundamentals (which you can learn in our Code Foundations skill path).
Is there a Python 1 and 2?
The first version of Python, which is outdated and no longer in use, was created in 1991. Python 2 was released in 2000, with updates that made the language more readable and added new features and object-oriented support. Python 3 added even more features but lacked backward compatibility, so learning Python 2 can help when working with older systems and legacy code.