All About Python
September 22nd, 2022
Have you noticed that everyone is talking about Python lately? That’s because it has rapidly grown into one of the most popular coding languages in the world for many reasons. It is versatile and can be used in many different types of projects and across industries.
In this blog post, we’ll dig into why we like Python, how our developers use it, and why it should be a contender for your next project.
Python was first brought to life in the 90’s by Dutch programmer Guido van Rossum. Rossum was a massive fan of a British comedy series called “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” He named the programming language he created “Python” as a tribute to this show.
So you keep hearing about how popular Python is amongst developers and people looking to build custom software for their business and are probably wondering what’s so great about it. Let’s get into why we think this is the case!
Why do Coretechs Developers like Python?
Python is easy to learn and use.
Python has a simple syntax, meaning it’s easy to read, write and understand. This makes it a highly productive programming language – it can be easily written and deployed much faster than others like .Net or Java. It has very few gotchas or caveats.
“Python is an easy-to-use, dynamic language that has an English-like syntax…”
Vinod, Python Developer
“…meaning that non-programmers can sometimes understand the idea of what some Python code is supposed to do because it is very readable.”
Matt, Python Developer
This is beneficial because many clients like to be involved at least a little with their software.
Python has vast community support.
Python has been around for about 30 years, which is a long time for its community to grow and produce support for programmers of different levels in different ways. If a programming language lacks developer support and/or documentation, that’s a red flag and a sign of trouble. This is because if a developer gets stuck, it is common practice to refer to documentation about the language and ask around the language’s community for support.
With Python there is plenty of documentation, guides, and video tutorials for Python that are available for developers of any skill level to use and get the support they need to enhance their project. Getting timely help from other developers in the community or from documentation also means that your project gets done more efficiently.
Python has many frameworks and libraries.
“When you work in Python you are standing on the shoulders of giants. Many big companies such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Google use these Python libraries.”
Chad, Python Developer
Although they are not always needed for all projects, Python has great frameworks for developers to use, Django being the most popular. Frameworks help speed up your development since they are like the scaffolding of the house that is your project.
“There is a huge active developer community with many available libraries (heavily tested) that can do almost any task you need them to do.”
Matt, Python Developer
Python also has great libraries available to developers like HTTP for Humans for requests. This is important because libraries are collections of pre-written code that your developers can utilize to make the development process faster and easier. Think of them like the instructions for the furniture in the house or like a cheat sheet. Your developer saves time on your project using these because he does not need to write all of the code, he can use “out of the box” solutions that save everyone time.
Python is versatile.
Python can be used for a variety of different projects, from simple scripting to web development to AI/Machine learning. Businesses like Pinterest, Netflix, and Spotify have different business models but all use Python to power their applications. For example, a data scientist might use Python to help them analyze and manipulate data, and a developer might use Python to build your next website.
“Python is a language that you can use for anything, it’s like being a jack of all trades and master of few.”
Chad, Python Developer
The possibilities are pretty much endless. Python is also a very popular tool for data analytics tracking, which helps transform and improve the workflows and processes of businesses like yours.
How We Have Used Python
At Coretechs we have taken on many new or existing Python projects. For a digital marketing client, we created a custom analytics solution that allows the client to combine a dozen different data sources to give their customers a better understanding of their performance in Python Django. This solution leverages the MVC framework and includes custom APIs to allow connections between data providers and the customer’s websites.
For another client, we created a custom legal system to help provide calculations of payment schedules. The portal provides different timeline features and payment outcomes that will fit the individual needs of each customer. This system was built using Python Django.
These are just a few examples of the many ways we have used Python in the past. We can create almost anything you have in mind!
Our team is well-versed in full stack development using Python. We can take your project from start to finish, from wireframes to the framework, building on Django, Flask, or another framework. Contact us today to start bringing your Python project to life!