Python is a widely used general-purpose, object-oriented programming language that is used to set up different web applications. It is preferred by most developers because it's intuitive and it has clear syntax, not mentioning that through the use of modules, you can use significantly less program code to do a specific task in contrast to other programming languages. This way, you will lose a lot less efforts and time in order to write the computer code that you need. The modules are compact sets of variables and subroutines which do a particular action and they can be called in a tailor-made script, therefore you can use just 1 line of code instead of writing the whole code for that action. Python is employed for a wide variety of applications for instance RSS readers, CGI scripts, database control interfaces, data processing tools, etc.