There are hundreds of programming languages out there: some exploded in popularity and then diminished, some started as niche languages and never expanded beyond a core group of devotees, but one, in particular, has withstood the test of time. So why is Python, designed in 1989 and first released in 1991, still relevant today? You Can’t Be Everything to Everybody… but it Helps Python developers value its flexibility. Python’s creator, Guido van Rossum, had previously worked on the (significantly less popular) ABC programming language and built Python with the pieces of ABC he liked and scrapped the parts he didn’t like. Some popular carry-overs and additions in Python include lists, dictionaries, basic statements, and indentation.