I started to learn Python as my mentor Dorai suggested. I find coding in Python is fun. Although, I have been coding in Java for years I’m more pleased with Python’s productivity gains despite the lack of powerful IDEs and also the simplicity of the language compared to Java.
Besides, it emphasizes clean, well written, and readable coding practices. It is very simple and straight-forward to learn.
Python is considered an interpreted language because Python programs are executed by an interpreter and therefore does require a compiling part, just run and see the output.
There are very useful free eBooks available for Python here.