Python the Swiss knife you needed

Python, a rising popular programming language. Create, and build while having a lot of fun and without being a coding, Guru. Python has a lot of power for novice coders due to the vast applications and complexity that it can handle. Many recommend It’s as a must learn first programming language.

Why Python?

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It incorporates modules, exceptions, dynamic typing, very high-level dynamic data types, and classes. Python combines remarkable power with very clear syntax. It has interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various window systems, and is extensible in C or C++. It is also usable as an extension language for applications that need a programmable interface. Finally, Python is portable: it runs on many Unix variants, on the Mac, and on PCs under MS-DOS, Windows, Windows NT, and OS/2.

This programming language is easy to learn, flexible and powerful. And it has a vast amount of libraries to choose from.  Python is referred to as general-purpose, high-level programming language, meaning you can use Python to create essentially any type of program or software. While using Python you don’t need a compiler. So you just simply download an integrated development environment (IDE), write your code, and press “Run”. This will increase your productivity

In this video you’ll see how easy it is to code in Python. Now take in consideration that it was made in 5 minutes due to the knowledge and preparation that He has as a software engineer. But what I really want You to focus on is in the ease of creation and simple syntax that this uses.

Python is pretty easy to read, this allows you to understand better it’s syntax and forces you to develop a good programming style.

A vast amount of different applications

Python can be used to code graphic interphases, games, desktop apps, and bots. Some that really caught my attention from this programming language was the fact that you can automate stuff. It’s the dream of every novice coder to build something that does something for you. When I started to learn and involve more with programming. I had the desire to built a console program that will help me do tasks faster. Using C, I developed programming that allowed me to register the daily income, cost, and cuts that we needed to pay to our stylist for my mom’s Salon.

All the data registered in there was stored in a text file (.txt). And it was capable of even audit. Really amazing for one of my first coding applications. But if I knew Python back then I could even store the data automatically into an excel spreadsheet (.xlsx) and apply data and business analysis to generate more interesting data. Then finally sending a monthly report to my mom (via email) including graphics and comparisons, and all of this fully automated. That’s he’s amusing magic.

If you want to know more about this. There’s an excellent book about it called “Automate the boring stuff with Python” from Al Sweigart. It also has a Udemy course, allowing you to learn at your pace and having the content forever whenever you need it. Click here to find out more.

Automate boring task with Python
An excellent book to learn the basics about Python and to learn how to automate task like never before.

Robotics appliances

We already know almost all the benefits, capabilities, and features that this programming language offers, but what about robotics.

Python works pretty well for robotics purposes because you have a lot of libraries that will help you to work faster and easier. The simple syntax will allow you to write simple code in seconds, which means it’s pretty fast for prototyping. It’s multi-platform (everyone is invited to the party). It’s also a core language of ROS (Robot Operative System). Which gives you the full power distribution system including libraries and tools via Python.  And Remember that the Raspberry Pi uses this amazing programming language.

This is a cute little robot that teaches kids how to program with this programming language.

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