Python is a programming language. It was created by Guido van Rossum and was first released in 1991. Python has a design philosophy that makes it very easy to read the code. As you will see throughout the course, Python is one of the easiest languages to learn because it almost looks like English, i.e. it's highly readable.
However, don't be fooled by Python's simplicity — major tech companies including Dropbox, Instagram, YouTube etc. use Python to power a number of their apps and websites. As we will discover over the course, Python is a very powerful language with easy-to-use libraries (other people's code that you can use, almost always for free!).
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