What is programming?

What is programming?

If you are reading this article, you are most probably asking yourself that question. Generally speaking, programming is the process of understanding and solving a given problem through mathematical techniques, with the help of a computer. Because the computer is nothing more than a computing machine, every problem that we want to solve with its help requires mathematical explanation or otherwise said – to find the mathematical logic within its solution. In order for the computer to understand us, we need to express that logic through clear and various instructions. These instructions are passed through the different programming languages.

What is a “programming language”?

The language for programming, or the programming language, we call the artificial language, through which we express our instructions in a way that the computer (the machine) can understand them.

The programming languages are different when it comes to their purpose (they could be more tightly specialized or with more common usage), the level of communication with the computer (the lower level language goes into closer contact with the memory of the computer and the higher gives more common instructions to the computer) and also many other properties, which are called paradigms.

How can I find out which language is appropriate for me?

The free “Programming Basics” course of SoftUni is the best opportunity to meet the process of programming (creating simple algorithms through writing a programming code), through some of the following languages: C#, Java, Python and JavaScript.

Who can take part in the course?

The training is suitable for complete beginners and it doesn’t require any previous knowledge and experience. There are no age constraints. The education is completely free. Only the exam is paid, which is by choice.

What comes next?

At the end of the course there is an exam, which is not mandatory, but it is an entry one for the Software Engineering program. In it, you can study in details the profession of the software engineer with the programming language chosen by you. The only thing you need to do is to go down that road and apply for the Programming Basics course until the 12th of May from here: https://softuni.org/