Why Python?

When we think about exploring a new programming language or technology, we often wonder about the scope of the new technology and how it might benefit us. Let's start this chapter by thinking about why we might want to use Python and what advantages it might give us.

To answer this question, we are going to think about current technology trends and not get into more language-specific features, such as the fact that it is object-oriented, functional, portable, and interpreted. We have heard these terms before. Let's try to think about why we might use Python from a strictly industrial standpoint, what the present and future landscapes of this language might look like, and how the language can serve us. We'll start by mentioning ...

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