Python was created in 1991 using ABC language elements for the Amoeba distributed operating system. Today many sites are written in Python, with YouTube and Instagram among the most popular. As the language is widespread, updates and maintenance for Python websites are in high demand.
The language got its title from Monty Python's Flying Circus, a British TV show popular in the 1970s. The creator of Python, Dutch developer Guido van Rossum, continues to play an active role in the development of the language. Updated versions are issued every two to three years.
Python's syntax is minimalistic; its interpreter supports practically all platforms and operating systems. The language is used both as a main development language and in the development of new software prototypes. Sometimes Python is used for creating extensions and for application integration.