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April 10, 2017updated 27 Oct 2023 8:11am

What is coding?

Coding is one of the core components of the modern tech industry.

By James Nunns

Coding is the process of assigning code to something for the purposes of classification or identification.

The purpose of doing this is to create computer software, apps, and websites. Everything from the browser, the operating system, to apps on a phone, Twitter, Facebook, Windows and many more are all made with code.

Coding can be done in a variety of different languages and is a set of instructions that computers can understand.

What are the different languages?

Some of the different languages include Java, Javascript, Ruby, PHP, Python, C, C++, Perl, and Visual Basic.

These languages have different advantages and disadvantages to being used, something like Python can help with the speedy creation of an application. Java is the most commonly used language and is present on more than three billion mobile phones.

The object-oriented language allows programmers to define both the data and the type of a data structure.

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