Python Programming

Python is a general-purpose, high-level programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability.

Where It Fits

Python is easy to learn, fast to program, has clear syntax, works across platforms, and has good documentation and a large set of modules. Python is used successfully in thousands of real-world business applications around the world, including many large and mission-critical systems. Python may sometimes be used as part of the LAMP software bundle.

Example of Usage

The classic “Hello world” example:

print("Hello world")

Real-World Use

Python is used at YouTube, Google, and Industrial Light and Magic.


The Python language was created by Guido van Rossum in the late 1980s.

Python was built to have a small “core,” to keep it accessible, and a large library to make it versatile. Van Rossum was interested in networking. That interest prompted quick development of a useful set of network libraries for the language; many more libraries have been added since then.

Python Programming at the O’Reilly School of Technology


With Python programming training courses from the O’Reilly School of Technology, you’ll learn everyday Python techniques with a progressively increasing emphasis on test-driven development. You can use and adapt these techniques to suit your own specific programming needs.  OST currently offers a full series of Python programming training courses which, combined, make up the Python Programming certificate program. For a full description of the courses or the certificate program, explore the links below. If you have any questions or would like additional guidance, don’t hesitate to contact us—we’re here to help!

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