Introduction to Programming

Develop an understanding of programming and programming languages.

In this introductory section, we will decipher the term programming and understand its usage.

Programming in layman’s terms

Instructing a machine to perform various tasks is called programming, and when that machine is specifically a computer, then we use the term computer programming.

✏️ Note: We’ll use the terms programming and computer programming interchangeably.

You must be wondering what we mean when we say, “instructing a computer”. This means to guide the computer to do anything you want it to do. But how do you guide a computer?

Remember when you were just a school kid? Teachers/ instructors taught you how to add two numbers. They explained, step by step, what numbers are and how to add them.

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