Programming: Learning how to code(concept of coding)
Learning to code is a bit difficult, but with this article you should be able to understand the concept of coding. I would be more specific on the high-level language. Understanding the concept of coding before learning can improve your skills. Programming involves the computer collecting data from the input, analyzing data, processing the data and giving the useful output of information.
The codes you write in the programming language helps you to interact with the computer. The codes you write asks the computer to do specific task through codes or syntax that the computer can perform with the write data. The code you write can either act as the data or the processor or both the data and processor.
Programming involves you writing a code which would you would collect and write the data, develop a code to process your data and give you the required information you need. The computers won’t do anything until they are given specific instructions. However there are some things you need to do before or when learning to code.
1. Understanding and setting the algorithms of the problems you want to solve
Are trying to learn how to code? This step applies to you. Before I explain further, for those who is not familiar with the word ‘Algorithms’?
What is algorithm?
Algorithms are those sequential steps you take to solve a particular problems. Algorithms are very useful for planning a program write up.
It would be better learn algorithms before you write a program to solve the problem.
2. Do not cram codes rather understand them
Many try to cram syntax of a program. This is a bad habit because it won’t allow you write programs on your own without looking at a source code. Even if you want to cram it understand the uses of the syntax. For those that are not familiar with the word “syntax”. Syntax are those words that a programming language can recognize. Syntax differentiates programming languages from one another especially high-level laguages.
3. Master the basics before moving to the advanced programming
There are some basics in programming. Some basic topics in programming are Data Types, conditional statement, functions and classes. These are the basics in topics for almost any high-level programming language. Try to understand all the basics before you start writing codes on advance machines.
4. Do some task everyday with programming
Practice breeds perfection. This also applies to other things that you are trying to learn.
Try to code as much as you are able to learn. Learn to face one aspect of programming and master it.
Some applications that can allow you to code
Going further, the below list would show you the various applications that can enable you to write codes and run them on your computer or phone to which would enable you to create a program. Recall, the above link talks about using programs to create programs. The applications were created by some brilliant software developers.
8. Php, HTML, CSS and others for web development
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