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Intelligent Enterprise Magazine: The Major Leagues

Feb 25, 2003, 07:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael J. Hudson)

[ Thanks to Jorge R. for this link. ]

"Let's play a little game of deduction. I'll give you a description of a certain high-level, object-oriented programming language, and you tell me what it is. It's been around since the early 1990s and is free to use and currently in hundreds of open-source applications. Platform independence is one of its big hallmarks. Improved readability and reuse are natural benefits of the language. It's sometimes seen as a major improvement on an older language that was used as its basis. An exhaustive standard library is included that covers everything from I/O to data structures. A number of extension libraries are also available for strategic business applications such as Web development, database interactions, CORBA, GUIs, and even Web services. And last, organizations such as BEA Systems Inc., IBM, Google Technology Inc., Yahoo Inc., Disney, Red Hat Inc., and even Industrial Light & Magic all use it.

"Now after all those clues, your answer is probably the Java language. Wrong. The answer is Python..."

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