Procedural Programming

When you are brand new to programming, programming paradigms are not of much importance. But as you go up the stairs and start creating complex programs and software, it is vital to understand which programming paradigm is best suited for your project. Before we begin, it is important to know what exactly a paradigm is. According to many cited definitions, a paradigm is ‘a set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline’.

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Coding for Beginners

Without good software, computers are like dumb machines. “There are about 18.2 million software developers worldwide, a number that is due to rise to 26.4 million by 2019, a 45% increase”, says Evans Data Corp in its latest Global Developer Population and Demographic Study. In this article, you will get an insight into what is coding for beginners and why you should care.

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Functional Programming

Functional programming is a programming paradigm in which it is tried to bind each and everything in pure mathematical functions. It is a declarative type of programming style that focuses on what to solve rather than how to solve (aimed by the imperative style of programming).

Clojure, Common Lisp, Erlang, Haskell, and Scala are some of the notable programming languages following the functional programming approach. The programming paradigm is based on lambda calculus, which is briefly explained below:

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Programming terms

As it is the case for any skill, it is essential to learn the basic terms used in that domain before going full-fledged into practice mode. Knowing terms help you understand your domain better and faster. If you are learning to code or new to computer science, we bring a few important computer science and programming terms to you that can act as your learning 101 guide. We have also added relevant links for every definition so that you can learn more if you want to dig deeper. Below goes programming terminology for beginners:

Algorithm: An algorithm is a set of instructions or rules designed to solve a definite problem. The problem can be simple like adding two numbers or a complex one, such as converting a video file from one format to another.

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