Quote Originally Posted by ULTiMATE View Post

Python has been around for years, a fair bit longer than Java.
Thank you. I always thought Python was newer than PHP. I looked it up and it is much older!

For the record, Python isn't as powerful as PHP.
I've been into PHP for a few years but recently got interested in python. It seems to be more powerful than PHP so I am surprised by this statement.

IMO Python would be easier for newbies and also teaches them some good habits like code indentation. But of course PHP skills are more lucrative.

An example of a python desktop app is the bitcoin client electrum. It's very nice.