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Apache Derby—Off to the Races: Includes Details of IBM® Cloudscape™ by Dan Scott, George Baklarz, Paul C. Zikopoulos

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Python Overview

What Makes Python Unique?

Python is a free object-oriented scripting language that offers high-level data types such as dictionaries and arrays, tightly integrated code documentation and unit testing, and dynamic variables. In the early 1990s, Guido van Rossum introduced the world to the Python programming language, and the world began to adopt and extend this efficient new language. The programming community first spent a great deal of energy arguing for and against Python's use of indentation instead of braces to group statements, but many in the community embraced this minor source formatting requirement as an aid to the legibility of the Python source. The language distribution includes an astonishing number of base modules ...

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