Python is a popular programming language which has been around since 1991 and is being actively maintained. It is a programming language that is easy to read and learn. Thanks to the large amount and the maturity of the libraries, there are many possibilities when using the Python programming language. One of the main advantages of Python is the scalability: it is a popular choice when making really large applications, systems and websites. This is underscored by the fact that businesses like Google and Instagram rely heavily on Python as their programming language of choice.
Python is used often in combination with a framework, the most popular of which is Django, but some other popular ones are Web2py and Turbogears. Of these frameworks, Django and Web2py are making use of the MVC (Model-View-Controller) principe, while Turbogears does not. There are also some differences in the amount of available documentation and in the extent to which these frameworks make use of third party libraries and APIs. If you are in doubt which one would fit your project best, we can help you make a decision.
Now let’s take a look at some of the advantages Python offers:
- Scalability: some really large businesses make use of Python as their preferred programming language because it makes it possible to create really large systems with this coding language;
- Extensive libraries: It provides large standard libraries that include the areas like string operations, Internet, web service tools, operating system interfaces and protocols;
- Great testing framework: Python provides a built-in testing framework which includes a feature that keeps track of the time needed to do debugging and a feature to show the fastest workflow.
The one main disadvantage of Python is that is it seen as a programming language that only works well for desktop applications and websites, but not for mobile computing. It is with this reason that Python development is not recommended to create a mobile application.
We have already gained experience with a number of projects where we used Python development, so we can help fulfill your requirements. Interested? Then contact us now!