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Programming

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 (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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How to learn programming

Programming is the most sought-after skill today. According to Indeed, “Software Engineer” is the top in-demand position in the industry. Considering the huge demand for skilled programmers, it makes sense for job-seekers to learn to programme.

Learning programming seems difficult to many. This is often because of the wrong approach they apply to learn to code. People aspire to make complex applications, and they often don’t even know basic programming. This happened to me too. I attended an Android workshop in college, even without knowing the basics of Java. It wasn’t surprising that most of it went beyond my understanding at that time. There are many people who might have had similar experiences, and hence thought that programming is difficult.

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