Chapter 1. Introduction

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition

This chapter explains to you why Python is considered to be a good language, why it should be used, what its main features are, where you can find support, and how to go through each installation process.

Introduction to Python

Python is an open source language that is getting a lot of attention from the market. It combines ease of use with the capability to run on multiple platforms because it is implemented focusing on every major operating system. Guido van Rossum created the language nearly 11 years ago and since then, Python has changed through the years, turning itself into one of the most powerful programming languages currently available.

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