Why is Python the ideal language for beginners to learn?

Let's look at the main reasons:

• It's more accessible for a beginner, allowing you to focus on programming concepts and not language detail. Too many give up coding early on–Python makes this less likely

• It's very powerful–which means you can write any program you'll need and it scales well as you deal with more complex programs and larger data sets

• It's very broad–it has applications in very many fields and not just a narrow scope. It also has libraries for very many fields!

• As it's very popular, it has a large user-base which is very helpful, so you'll find a lot of resources (not just mine!) and a lot of help from the community

• It's a language that's still improving and progressing rapidly. Latest speed improvements is just one example


The main thing you're learning is programming, and not a programming language. The language itself is "just" a tool, but you don't want the tool to get in the way of learning, as would happen with some other languages.

Once you become proficient in programming in one language, it's easier to switch to/learn other languages

So my advice is, yes, start with Python and stick with it until you feel you're very proficient. If and when you need other languages, they'll be easier to learn then…

@s_gruppetta I agreed perfectly. 🤗 #Python is phantasic for making the first steps.

But I would not stick "too long" to #Python.

IMHO switching to a full typed language (#Java, #CSharp, ...) gets too painful.

+ Lists with all specialities like #ListComprehension #Slicing is cool but not that easy available in other languages.

+ When I teach object orientation including inheritance and polymorphism, I would never use Python rather than C# or Java or whatever.

#LearnToCode #informatikEdu

@CodingKurzgeschichten It depends a lot who the audience is–for an increasing number of use-cases for programming (not just software development), Python is the only language they will even need…

…and beginners can definitely learn about OOP and functional and other paradigms in Python - in fact being a multi-paradigm language should have been another of those bullet points!

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