Why Learn Python? Python is a general-purpose, versatile and popular programming language. It’s great as a first language because it is concise and easy to read, and it is also a good language to have in any programmer’s stack as it can be used for everything from web development to software development and scientific applications. Take-Away Skills: This course is a great introduction to both fundamental programming concepts and the Python programming language. By the end, you’ll be comfortable programming in Python and taking your skills off the Codecademy platform and onto your own computer.