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Jul 29, 2010, 03:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Every now and then you will realise that compiled programming is just not cutting it for you and you want to get your work done. In fact, at these times you just want to be freed from all the boundaries that compiled languages put in front of you, like the processor dependency, OS dependency, static typing and altogether the complexity of a compiled language. Python is a good answer for this type of situation.

"Mostly seen as a scripting language for system administrators, it is actually capable of doing almost everything and beyond the limitations of regular programming languages. Python started its life as a time-saver programming language. Python's inventor Guido van Rossum started the project with a set of philosophical rules which drives Python even today. These philosophical rules led to some of the primary reasons behind the popularity of Python, such as better software quality, component integration, extensibility, cross-platform support and developer productivity.

"In this article we will look into the diverse range of applications of Python. We will look into the following categories:

1. System administration
2. Desktop (GUI) application development
3. Web development"

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