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Get to know Python, a programming language for web pages

10 Apr 2024. 11:09
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Did you know that more than 80% of the Spanish population uses the internet on a regular basis? This figure shows the importance of a website for your business.

If you are a SME or a freelancer and you have already taken your first steps in the world of web development, in this post, we are going to teach you what Python is and how it will help you to reach the next level in the world of programming.

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Python, a programming language for applications or pages of any style, has gained remarkable popularity in the world of technology and web development in recent years. Its simplicity, readability and versatility make it a key tool for SMEs and freelancers looking to expand their online presence.

 

But… what is Python?

Python is an interpreted, high-level, web-enabled programming language created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991. Its design philosophy emphasises code readability and syntax that allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than in languages such as C++ or Java.

One of Python's distinguishing features is its extensive standard library, which provides modules and packages for a wide range of tasks, from string manipulation to web development and data analysis. This makes it quick and easy to develop applications in Python without having to reinvent the wheel for each project.

 

What is Python for?

It is an extremely versatile language that is used in a variety of applications, from web development to artificial intelligence. Here are some areas where Python excels:

 

Python, a programming language for applications or pages of any style, has gained remarkable popularity in the world of technology and web development.

 

  • Web development: Python is widely used in web development, thanks to frameworks such as Django and Flask, which allow developers to create powerful and scalable web applications efficiently.

  • Task automation: Python is ideal for automating repetitive and tedious tasks. With libraries such as os and shutil, users can manipulate files and directories in the computer's file system.

  • Data analysis: with libraries such as NumPy, Pandas and Matplotlib, Python has become the language of choice for data analysis and visualisation. It is widely used in fields such as data science, business intelligence and academic research.

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning: Python is the predominant choice for artificial intelligence and machine learning projects due to libraries such as TensorFlow, Keras and scikit-learn, which facilitate the development of models of this technology and its implementation in practical applications.

 

A practical guide to using Python

If you are interested in using Python for web development, here is a practical guide to get you started:

  1. Install Python: first thing you need to do is to install Python on your system. You can download the latest version of Python from the official website and follow the installation instructions.

  2. Choose a framework: there are several Python web development frameworks, such as Django, Flask, Pyramid and Bottle. Do your research and choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences.

  3. Set up the development environment: set up a local development space using a virtual environment to isolate your project and its dependencies from the rest of the system.

  4. Learn the basics of Python: before diving into web development with Python, it is important to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the language, such as basic syntax, data types, control structures and functions.

  5. Explore documentation and tutorials: Python web development frameworks have excellent documentation and an active community of developers. Take advantage of these resources to learn how to start building your first web application.

  6. Build your first web application: once you are comfortable with the basics of Python and your chosen framework, it's time to start building your own web application. Start with a simple project and gradually add more advanced functionality as you gain experience.

 

As you have read, Python is a powerful and versatile programming language that is perfect for SMEs and freelancers looking to digitise their operations and develop a solid online presence. With a wide range of applications and an active community of developers, Python is an essential tool in the arsenal of any modern entrepreneur.

And you, what are you waiting for to start using it?

 

Remember that in Acelera pyme we have more content for SMEs and freelancers who are at an advanced level of digitisation to continue developing their businesses.

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