What is Python?

Lesson 1 Chapter 1

Programs are written in programming languages computers can understand. To tell a computer what to do, you need to learn a programming language. Writing programs is known as coding or programming.

Python is a text-based programming language. It is easy to learn, and fun to use to build games and apps.

Python is a popular general-purpose coding language which means unlike, HTML, CSS andJavaScript, it can be used for other types of programming and software development besides web development.

Python is known for its beginner friendly language which makes it easy for anyone including kids to understand and learn to program. Its powerful yet versatile and super cool to learn.

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Question: Who created Python programming language?

Answer: Guido van Rossum

Question: Why is Python called Python?

Answer: Guido van Rossum thought he needed a name that was short, unique, and slightly mysterious, and at the same time, he read scripts from the BBC comedy show, 'Monty Python's Flying Circus', and this is how Python language got its name.