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TLDR: Programming is creating instructions for the computer to perform specific tasks. A person who writes programs is called a programmer. There are many different programming languages a programmer can write programs in.
Programming is creating instructions for the computer to perform specific tasks. A person who writes programs is called a programmer. There are many different programming languages a programmer can write programs in.
Programs can be as simple as saying "Hello World!" or as complex as predicting the trajectory of a space rocket.
Programmers usually write programs using a text editor. Some programmers like to use integrated development environments (IDEs) to help them work more effectively.
A program is generally referred to as instructions to perform specific tasks. Early computers were programmed using switches, plugs, punch cards, or paper tapes. It wasn't until the 1970s where programmers could type programs directly into the computers using digital terminals.
Nowadays, programmable computers are everywhere and accessible to almost anyone who are interested. There are many hobbyists, scholars, engineers, and entrepreneurs alike that are trying to add positive value to this world by programming.
Programming is the process of creating instructions for the computer to perform tasks. Each individual program can be thought of as writing a symphony. A concert would be putting together multiple pieces to form a performance that is more than each symphony combined.
If you are already a programmer, I don't have to convince you how awesome knowing how to program is. Stop procrastinating and get back to creating something that will change the world.
Ruby is a general purpose programming language that you can use to write all sorts of programs. It is the base language of the popular web applications framework called Ruby on Rails.
Coding is a way to talk to computers. In essence, when we code, we are telling the computer what to do. It’s the same thing as telling a person what to do. A programming language is like any spoken language.
A variable is a temporary storage unit in a program. You can think of it as a box. You can use this box to hold an item. You can retrieve the item stored, or swap it with another item.
A conditional represents a choice in a program, it dictates what happens next. Such as, if today is a Monday, then make a reservation for dinner with the family, otherwise, eat dinner alone with TV.
A function can be thought of as a machine that performs a specific task. Such as make sandwich. Every time you want a sandwich to be made, you just have to turn on the machine. Or execute the function, as programmers would say.
Loop is a program that repeats a set of instructions until it is asked to stop. As an example, we can write a loop program to print out "Hello" 3 times. Loop is a fundamental concept in programming.
Object Oriented Programming, or OOP, is a design pattern for writing computer programs. OOP uses Classes and Objects to separate and modularise programs that manage different domains. Such as a module for handling the wind shields, or a module that handles the air conditioning system, for a car.
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