It has been several years since I have done anything with Python. When I first started toying with it I found nothing particularly special and never put a lot of effort into extensive study. Recently though, I have been looking for a new development position and have seen a staggering amount of positions calling for a knowledge of Python. I was wondering if there was something I've missed in the last 8 years or so that has made this language more desirable. When I first played with it it seemed like another version of BASIC with some ability to work with the web.
and in the interest of learning, if something has really changes or new applications of the language have arisen, does anyone have any suggestsion on reading material to study?