Why Python Programming language is Best language for Hackers

Posted by Suraj Singh on January 06, 2017 · 17 mins read

hi readers,

               Today, we will discuss about why python language is best for hackers or you can say why python programming language is favourite for hackers.

I'm also Using Python Language for Creating Pentesting Script. Because with python language i felt more comfort then other languages. Python is easy to write, easy to remember and easy to run.

that's why i will also suggest you to learn python language for pentesting and for other purpose.

here, for this articles, i had taken many content and pictures from all over the internet. i thinks, this article is going to be a lengthy article. but if you want detailed knowledge then this lengthy article is good.  So, Here we will talk about  what is python? why python? Python Features? Python Advantages? python disadvantages ... etc.

let's start,

What is Python?

As Python Official Website Says "Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics. Its high-level built in data structures, combined with dynamic typing and dynamic binding, make it very attractive for Rapid Application Development, as well as for use as a scripting or glue language to connect existing components together. Python's simple, easy to learn syntax emphasizes readability and therefore reduces the cost of program maintenance. Python supports modules and packages, which encourages program modularity and code reuse. The Python interpreter and the extensive standard library are available in source or binary form without charge for all major platforms, and can be freely distributed.

Often, programmers fall in love with Python because of the increased productivity it provides. Since there is no compilation step, the edit-test-debug cycle is incredibly fast. Debugging Python programs is easy: a bug or bad input will never cause a segmentation fault. Instead, when the interpreter discovers an error, it raises an exception. When the program doesn't catch the exception, the interpreter prints a stack trace. A source level debugger allows inspection of local and global variables, evaluation of arbitrary expressions, setting breakpoints, stepping through the code a line at a time, and so on. The debugger is written in Python itself, testifying to Python's introspective power. On the other hand, often the quickest way to debug a program is to add a few print statements to the source: the fast edit-test-debug cycle makes this simple approach very effective."

 Why Python?

Without developing some of the basic scripting skills, aspiring hacker will be condemned to realm of the script kiddie. This actually means you will be limited to using the tools that are developed by someone else, which actually decrease your probability of success and increases your probability being detected by antivirus (AV) software, intrusion detection systems (IDS), or law enforcement. With some scripting skills, you can elevate to a  professional hacker.Python has some very important features which make it very useful for hacking, but probably most importantly, it has some pre-built libraries which provide some great functionality. Python comes with over 1,000 modules and many more are available in different other repositories.

Python Features?

Some most important features of python are;

  • Simple and easy
  • Interpreted
  • Open source
  • Portable
  • GUI Programming
  • Easy to maintain
  • Easy to Learn
  • Easy to Use
  • Hug Standard library
  • Freely available for every one
  • High level programming language
  • Object oriented programming language
  • Platform independent
  • Portable

Python Advantages?

Python has an awful lot of good points:
  • enforces good programming style (indentation is meaningful)
  • OO available but not enforced
  • Exceptions used but not enforced
  • is not a toy or academic language - much real world work is done in Python
  • allows concentration on algorithms and problem, not on language features and shortcoming.
  • is cross platform and has a powerful set of libraries
  • is safe - it has dynamic run time type checking and bounds checking on arrays
  • has powerful built-in data types - dictionaries, lists, sequences, functions, sets (in 2.4)
  • has powerful built-in control structures - simple looping over  sequences, map, generators, list comprehensions, regular expressions...

Python disadvantages?

Bad performance, as most of the scripting languages do;Compare to Any compiled languages, e.g. C#, Java, Haskell, Go…Even slower than other scripting languages, e.g. Javascript (Thanks to V8)…

Conclusion : Python Is better Language for Scripting.

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