Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics.
It’s high-level built-in data structures, combined with dynamic typing and dynamic binding, make it very attractive for Rapid Application Development, as well as for use as a scripting or glue language to connect existing components together. Python’s simple, easy to learn syntax emphasizes readability and therefore reduces the cost of program maintenance. Python supports modules and packages, which encourages program modularity and code reuse. The Python interpreter and the extensive standard library are available in source or binary form without charge for all major platforms,
and can be freely distributed.
Over its almost 30 years of existence, Python has become one of the most popular programming languages. But if most startups once used it because of its simplicity and low cost, modern giants like Instagram or Spotify use Python and the
Django framework to create smooth working experiences.
From my experience, I can say with confidence that Python is one of the most versatile programming languages (not least because of a huge libraries base), so answering this question depends on what’s people background is. I work in a web development company building products with Python and its framework Django so consider it a Djangonist answer.
Basically, Python is quite popular among Data Scientists and people creating Artificial Intelligence. If talking about industries, businesses choose Python for building fintech, travel & booking, transportation and healthcare products. While being good for creating most of the solutions, Python is really popular among startups.
Python is often considered as the best programming language for startups. But why?
- Python enables faster MVP development
Python Software Foundation officially claims that rapid development is one of the main principles they follow. While being code-efficient and allowing code reusing, Python is a perfect tool for creating quick and functional prototypes.
- Python has a huge community and good documentation
Every issue you bump into the development process could be solved fast and easy. The Python documentation covers all the basics, and if you have difficulties with implementing features, they will not stay with you for a long time since the community is very responsive.
- It’s easy to find Python engineers
Python is quite popular almost in every country of the world. It means if you need to hire more engineers for scaling or you have to replace somebody, you can do it easily and for an appropriate price.
- Python is the best programming language for scaling
Also, Python is well-known for its code-efficiency, clear syntax, and simplicity. That’s why Python engineers are able to scale the project up or down with no time-consuming processes.
I believe that understanding of what Python is primarily is used for, strongly depends also on frameworks people use. But if you want the examples of what kind of businesses choose Python, here is the list of world-famous apps built with Python.