programming basics

Important 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 programming and computer science 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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what is programming

Language has been our primary mean of communication and human interaction for thousands of years. For a community, the language contained the words that the people need to communicate, words themselves are abstract, but they indicate the meaning, they point to objects or actions, etc..

When you look at your computer, you’ll find it’s not so much different. There are many pieces of hardware and software that need to communicate with each other. Your application is reacting to the mouse and keyboard or even the mic, it can read files from your disk storage and so on. But at the end of the day, the machine understands nothing but bits, 1s, and 0s, the combination of which creates meaning.

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what is a programming language@2x

We all have heard about Computer Programming gaining a lot of popularity in the past 3 decades. So many students these days want to opt for Computer Science stream in order to get a job at their dream tech company – Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and what not.

In this blog post, we will decipher the term “programming” and understand its usage and many other related terms.

Understanding Programming in layman terms

Programming is a way to “instruct the computer to perform various tasks”.

Confusing? Let us understand the definition deeply.

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