At Staford, in the subject Information Practices, students of Class 11 try to understand the exact nature of the applications created in Python and are encouraged to create useful software applications on the same lines. We always inspire our students to look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and vow to fill the world with instruments of knowledge and understanding.
Python is a widely-used general-purpose, high-level programming language. It was created by Guido van Rossum in 1991 and further developed by the Python Software Foundation.
Some major software applications developed in Python language are:
1. Google –
Google has used Python in things such as system administration tools and lots of Google App Engines apps.
2. YouTube –
With over 4 million views per day and 60 hours of video uploaded every minute, YouTube has become one of the most visited sites on the planet. Python is used for different purposes all over the site and because of its speed, it allows for the development of maintainable features in record time. Every time you watch a video, you’re executing Python code.
Spotify is a popular music streaming service and a big fan of Python – they use it in their back-end services and in data analysis.
Dropbox lives in the cloud – offering services in cloud storage, data management, file sharing, and client software. Originally, both the Dropbox server (running on the cloud) and desktop client software were primarily written in Python.
An entertainment, social networking, and news site – all rolled into one. It’s one of the biggest communities on the web and its registered users, people like you, provide the content. Originally written in Common Lisp, it was rewritten in Python in 2005 to gain greater development flexibility and access to Python’s plethora of code libraries.
Got a question? You can ask it here – on just about any topic you can think of. The creators of Quora, who used to work for Facebook, chose Python because it’s expressive and quick to write. Live Node, one of the internal systems that manage the display of content on the webpage, is partly written in Python.
Uber is a global car hail and ride-sharing service provider. By the fourth quarter of 2019, Uber had 1907 million rides worldwide and has a revenue of 316.6 crore USD. At the lower levels, Uber’s engineers primarily write in Python, Node.js, Go, and Java.
More and more, developers turn to Python due to its rich batteries-included standard library, succinct and clean yet expressive syntax, large developer community, and the wealth of third party libraries one can tap into to solve a given problem. Its dynamic underpinnings enable developers to rapidly iterate and innovate, two very important qualities at Netflix.
9. At NASA –
Microsoft has teamed up with NASA to create three project-based learning modules that teach machine-learning algorithms to explore space, classify space rocks and predict weather and rocket-launch delays.