What is Python? and Why Python?

What is Python?

Python is an agile programming language. A little more explanation about what I mean by agile.

Why Python?

Archaeopteryx Software provides some great information pages discussing the benefits of the Python programming language:

"Python is an open-source object-oriented programming language that offers two to ten fold programmer productivity increases over languages like C, C++, Java, Visual Basic (VB), and Perl."

Eric Raymond explains Why Python? in a LinuxJournal article.

Patrick K. O'Brien put together a concise set of points for his Why Python? page about the benefits of Python.

Paul Prescod has his own reasons for why he promotes Python.

Paul Baranowski on Which Language Do You Recommend?

Bruce Eckel gives ten reasons Why He Loves Python.

Here is a listing of just some of the companies and organizations that use Python.

Some Python Success Stories.

Watch a 15 minute movie Introducing Python by some of its creators and users.