For those of you who haven't heard about it, Python is a high-level scripting language. This tutorial will guide you through the process of downloading, installing, and running your first Python script.
Python is a somewhat unpopular language that is often compared to Perl (from people who know it exists). So what exactly is Python? Well, put simply, it's a scripting language. This means that it is interpreted rather than compiled, so it saves time during debugging and early development, just like PHP.
You can write entire web sites, and even command-line applications with Python. It runs on both Windows and Linux, and is quite simple to master once you know the basics, which are what I will teach you today.