|Registrierdatum: 21.04.2020, 00:00
What is programming?
The simplest and most accurate answer: "Programming is the act of instructing computers to perform tasks." It is also called development or coding.
So, what is a computer program? The SOFTWARE is a sequence of instructions executed by the PC. A computer is any device that can process code. This includes desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, ATMs, Raspberry Pi, servers, etc.
Software development and the analogy
First, there are examples of programming even in everyday life. The universe is fairly predictable: day and night, seasons, sunrise and sunset. People pass through such phases as the meeting of a new day, a visit to the school, University or work. We get instructions from our superiors and teachers. There are also recipes that you can follow to prepare a dish.
Secondly, every time we use devices, the code embedded in them is already running in the background. Moving the cursor from one part of the screen to another may seem like a simple task, but in fact, many lines of written code are responsible for this process. An act as simple as typing letters in Google Docs causes the code to run in the background. These are normal everyday processes that are common to all IT devices.
Computer programs are also code. However, it is better not to use the word "codes": this is unprofessional.