Introduction to Python Programming

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Fasilkom UI held a training of Phyton Programming for staffs and lecturers in support of the development of IT programming language. The training was commenced by the Dean of Fasilkom UI, Mirna Adriani, with L. Y. Stefanus (Lecturer at Fasilkom UI) as the speaker. The training was held on January 27-29, 2015 in Building A Fasilkom UI, Depok.

Python is a object-oriented programming language supported by class models such as polymorphism, operator overloading and multiple inheritance. Phyton can handle large string, is user-friendly, draft oriented, and forcing users to work neatly. Besides, Phyton orders can be easily understood and the functions vary one with another.

In the training, L. Y. Stefanus, or Mr. Stef, explained the difference between Phyton and other programming languages that have been taught previously in Fasilkom UI, which are Java, C, and C++. “Python does not need types anymore. Phyton will decide its own type based on the object, because Phyton stores the address or the reference”, said Mr. Stef. The speaker and the participants themselves admitted that Phyton language is quite applicable and easy-to-use; however, Phyton actually translates to byte code form so it takes a bit longer time to process, just like C dan C++.

In three days of training, the participants learned new things that make programming even more interesting. Through this training, lecturer participants are expected to teach Phyton to their Fasilkom students. Mr Stef believes that this Phyton language can exercise sthe students’ computational thinking ability. (IP – Trans. SA)