Python is a widely used general-purpose, object-oriented programming language that is used to set up different web applications. It's popular with a great number of developers because it is easy to use and it offers crystal clear syntax, not mentioning that through the use of modules, you will be able to use much less program code to perform a given task in contrast to many other programming languages. This way, you'll devote much less time and efforts to create the program code that you need. The modules are small sets of variables and subroutines that execute a particular action and they can be called in a tailor-made script, so you could use only one line of program code instead of writing the entire code for that action. Python is employed for a multitude of applications such as CGI scripts, RSS readers, database control interfaces, data processing tools, etc.