The world of technology is expanding rapidly every year, as big
companies, for example Samsung, and Apple, are coming up with new
smartphones and tablets nearly every three or four months. Today, the
competition is even tougher in the market to stay at the top position. So
that is why programmers and web developers are in great demand, because of
their expertise in programming languages. There are so many programming
languages available nowadays and each one are used for specific purposes.
So should you learn programming? It is a good idea, but it will take a lot
of time before you are able to code a fully working software or you may
even drop it before completion.
Advantages of learning how to code
Learning how to code can help you do better in other subjects,
because in programming we learn to break down complex problems into
smaller sub-problems, and to use a programming language to create
logically your solution.
We all have ideas on how to improve our daily life, whether it
is our personal life or at work. Learning to code provides you the
opportunity to personally develop your ideas, without having to rely
on a developer.
Knowing how to code can have a career impact. There is a high
demand for developers, for example developers who understand front-end
Hence it is a good idea to take on programs that will give you the
skillset to make career in your preferred field.
Java was designed to have the look of C++ but it is more simple to
use and it enforces object oriented programming concept. Java is
considered one of the best language to learn by developers and
programmers. Java can be used for building Android apps on smartphones and
tablets, for creating desktop applications and for enterprise level as a
server-side language. Applications developed with Java are compiled to
bytecode that can run on any Java virtual machine (JVM) regardless of
Java source code is compiled into bytecode,
which can be run on any network and hardware that uses Java
Virtual Machine (JVM) .
Java objects contain no references to external data, this si to
ensure that an instruction does not have any address of data storage
in another application or in the OS itself. If this was the case, the
Java program may terminate or even crash the operating system.
Java is executed on the client side and also a Java applet has
many features that was designed to make it run faster.
PHP is a scripting language, used to create dynamic web pages, and
it runs on the server-side. There are so many websites which were built
using PHP, for example, Facebook, Wikipedia and Yahoo. PHP is one of the
most popular languages among new programmers, as it is easy to use and
offers tons of features for experienced programmers. PHP code may be added
into HTML code, or it can be used with web template systems, content
management system and frameworks. PHP is an alternative to Microsoft's
Active Server Page (ASP) technology. When a user make a request for a web
page, the Web server calls PHP to interpret and execute the operations
called in the PHP script.
PHP is open source and free.
PHP is regularly updated to be compatible with the latest
PHP is cross platform, PHP applications can be deployed on
different operating system, for example Linux, Windows and Mac
PHP has in built features to work with MySQL. We can still use
Microsoft SQL Server
development. It is a very popular and powerful programming language, and
it is compatible across all browsers therefore no installation is
Node.js for real-time communication. Microsoft and Netscape browsers
Web site development to do such things as:
Cause text or a graphic image to change when hovering mouse over
Automatically change a formatted date on a website.
Cause a linked-to page to appear in a popup window.
Python is a good choice, if you are looking for a simple language to
start coding. It is particularly popular in Computer Science courses, as
an introductory language for programming. Python is a general purpose
language, that can be used for building desktop and web applications, for
data analysis or even scripting. Google, Instagram, and Dropbox are some
of the big applications that were built using Python. Python is an
interpreted language, meaning that written code is not converted to
computer readable format before the program is run but at runtime. Python
supports the use of modules and packages, therefore programs can be
designed in a modular style and code can be used again across different
projects. Below are some tasks that can be done using Python :
C# ( C-sharp ) is a quite new programming language by Microsoft. It
is used for building enterprise applications that run on the Microsoft
.NET Framework. C# can also be used for web and game development, and
general Microsoft development. C# simplifies programming by making use of
Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
which allow access to a programming object or method without requiring
additional code for each step. C# improved many C and C++ features,
including the following:
C# uses strict Boolean data variable type, such as bool, whereas C++ bool variable types may be
returned as integers or pointers to avoid common programming
C# automatically manages inaccessible object memory using a
garbage collector (GIGO - Garbage In Garbage Out), which removes
developer concerns and memory leaks.
C# type is safer than C++ and has safe default conversions only
(for example: integer widening), which are implemented during compile
C++ ( C-plus-plus ) is a general purpose programming language based
on its older ‘brother’ C language. It is a powerful language used for
programming system software, desktop apps, games, mobile apps and web
apps. Some softwares that were built using C++ are Adobe, Chrome, and
MongoDB database. However, C++ is considered as a hard programming
language for beginners, as it encapsulates both high level and low-level
language features. Below are some essential concepts of C++ :
SQL is a query language used to communicate with databases such as
Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL. It is used to manage data and
acquire the needed information from big relational database. All Android
devices and iPhones have access to a SQL database which is known as
SQLite. SQL code is divided into four categories:
Queries are performed using the SELECT statement, which is
divided into clauses, including SELECT, FROM, WHERE and ORDER
Data Manipulation Language (DML) is used to add, update or
delete data and is actually a SELECT statement subset and is comprised
of the INSERT, DELETE and UPDATE statements.
Data Definition Language (DDL) is used for managing tables and
index structures. DDL statements include CREATE, ALTER, TRUNCATE and
Data Control Language (DCL) is used to assign and revoke
database rights and permissions. Its main statements are GRANT and
Now you have a general knowledge of some of the different
programming languages available. Coding is not difficult choose the
language that suits your needs and keep on practicing daily if you want to
purse your career in programming.