Python 3.7.0

A programming language tool that also provides high levels of security integration

  • Category:

    General

  • Version:

    3.7.0

  • Works under:

    Windows 2003 / Windows Vista / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free (GPL)
  • Vote:
    5.9 (78)

Python is an interpreted programming language that is popular in the system administration community and it is gaining momentum in web and other applications.

Brief History of Python 3

Guido van Possum, the creator of Python, published the early version 0.9.0 in 1991. It was named after the TV Show Monty Python. The official version 1.0 was released in 1994. Python 2.0 and Python 3.0 was released in 2000 and 2008 respectively. Both versions are popular. But Python 2.7 is going to be the last Python 2 version and there will be no support for it after 2020. So developers are busy porting their code to Python 3. Python 3.7.0 is the latest version.

Easy to Install and Easy to Learn

Python gained its popularity with the system administrator crowd. Because its an interpreted language, there isn’t any need to compile. Users can install Python and start running their code. The script-like quality of using Python contributed to its popularity. System administrators and developers can easily use it for their automation tasks.

Installation of Python is easy. Users can download the latest setup executable and follow the instructions. It’s a good idea to check if it is already installed before starting the setup process. Previously, only Linux and Unix distributions used to include Python. But Windows machines have started to ship with Python preinstalled. For example, HP is including Python in their installed software package.

Python language is easy to learn. The syntax of the language is relatively clutter-free. So beginners can master the syntax faster.

Applications and Features

Python is an open source language. The community is always contributing to its improvement. Python libraries are being developed for wide-ranging industries. Finance, artificial intelligence, web, desktop GUI, and other applications are using Python language. It is becoming one of the fastest growing programming languages.

The latest Python 3.7.0 was released in June 2018. Some of the most important features of this release are easier access to debuggers through breakpoint(), core support for typing modules and generic types, ordered dictionaries and better timing precision. Windows users need to know that binaries for AMD64 will work with any Intel 64 architecture.

Conclusion

Python is a great programming language for both beginners and professionals. The simplicity of the language makes it easier to learn. At the same time, its powerful features make Python an excellent professional tool. The latest version enhances its capabilities to make the language more robust and useful.

Pros

  • Easy to learn for new developers
  • Cross-platform compatible
  • Object-oriented programming
  • A lot of libraries and frameworks available
  • Support from a strong open source community
  • Various industries developing tools for Python

Cons

  • Slow performance makes it unsuitable for memory intensive applications
  • Not a good choice for multiprocessor and multicore applications

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