What is the Python Simple website about?
Python Simple is all about combining simplicity with the power and elegance of Python to provide everyday value. Study Python tutorials and Python examples from RealLife™, get recommendations for Python books, and discover other useful Python stuff. Simplify your everyday computer life with Python Simple!
From a operating system perspective, and not surprisingly, Python Simple‘s focus is on Windows: To provide the most everyday value it is logical to choose an everyday system – and Windows is by far the most widely used
In case you don’t know: Python is a dynamic, object-oriented, general-purpose programming language that combines clarity and expressiveness with power and versatility to an extraordinary degree. From the Python website:
Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python and see almost immediate gains in productivity and lower maintenance costs.
Excellent language features that allow for an extremely succinct coding style (read “with Python you code less to accomplish more”) are complemented by it’s “batteries included” property (meaning Python comes with a ton of extremely powerful libraries for a vast spectrum of programming areas2). With all that power, Python programming is really more about solving the real problem at hand (in contrast to struggling with language/library insufficiencies) than most other programming languages. As such, Python is very well suited for large-scale software development (think BIG applications), and it is being used by an increasing number of major organizations like NASA, Google, Industrial Light & Magic, the The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and many more.
Google and YouTube use Python because it’s highly adaptable, easy to maintain, and allows for rapid development.
Here at SIAC and NYSE Python is recognized by management to give results that other languages just can’t achieve.
But Python is also very easy to learn, especially if you are a non-programmer:
A user-friendly, object-oriented language, Python is quickly becoming the favorite introductory programming language among students and instructors. Many find Python to be a more lucid language than Java but with much of the functionality and therefore the ideal first language for those entering the world of Computer Science.
LBNL, Python is also an excellent choice for everyday scripting tasks. That is, Python is ideal for automating tedious day-to-day routine, be it updating your downloaded inventory from the internet, testing your software, or hacking your way into anything on a computer.
Python is fast becoming the programming language of choice for hackers, reverse engineers, and software testers because it’s easy to write quickly, and it has the low-level support and libraries that make hackers happy.
This, above all, is where Python Simple weighs in: Helping you lifehack your everyday computer life as much as possible.