Python is a mature, well-established language used by organisations such as Google, YouTube, NASA and the New York Stock Exchange. It is a dynamic language in the same family as Perl, PHP and Ruby, but emphasises maintainable, readable code and high performance.
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Django was originally developed to run large content-driven web applications for a newspaper publisher. It provides a suite of programming tools to facilitate rapid development and encourages clean, pragmatic design. It was released as an open source project in 2005, and has since enjoyed a steady increase in popularity. It is particularly well-known for its large user and developer community, and its excellent documentation.
It is used by a number of high-profile organisations, including Instagram, Pinterest, Mozilla, Rdio, Disqus and National Geographic. It has been used by several newspapers including the Guardian, the Washington Post and the Onion.