Python Programming Introduction-Day1

Python is a programming language that combines the features of C and Java .It offers elegant style of developing programs like C. When the programmers want to go for object orientation, python Offers classes and objects like java. In python, the program to add two numbers will be as follows:

# Python program to add two numbers
a=b=10                          # take two variables and store 10 in to them
print(“Sum =”,(a+b))     # display their sum

The preceding code is easy to understand and develop .Hence ,Python is gaining popularity among the programming folks .Of Course ,there are several other features of python which we will discuss in future which make it the preferred choice of most programmers.

Python was developed by Guido Van Rossum in the year 1991 at the Center for Mathematics and computer science managed by the Dutch Government .Van Rossum was working on a project to develop system utilities in C where he had to interact with the Bourne shell available in UNIX. He felt the necessity of developing a language that would fill the gap between C and the shell.This has led to the creation of python.

Van Rossum picked the name python for the new language from the TV show,Monty Python’s Flying Circus.Python’s first working version was ready by early 1990 and van Rossam released it for the public on February 20,1991.The logo of Python show two intertwined snakes.