What is Programming?

What is Programming?

Programming is the process of designing and building an executable computer program to accomplish a specific computing task.

At its heart, programming involves writing computer code in a programming language. This code tells the computer what operations to perform, often involving tasks like solving problems, automating processes, and managing data.

Programming languages are designed to be somewhat similar to plain English, aiming to strike a balance between readability and precision. They often use English-based keywords such as 'if', 'else', 'while', and 'for' to perform logical operations.

Different languages serve different purposes. Some popular ones include Python (opens in a new tab) for simplicity, JavaScript (opens in a new tab) for web development, and .NET (opens in a new tab) for enterprise applications. Each language has a syntax, a set of rules that defines the combinations of symbols considered a correctly structured document or fragment in that language.

Programming is essential for automating tasks, analyzing data, and building software and applications. It's a skill that enables problem-solving in various fields, including science, business, and the arts.

What to expect here?

With this blog, I aim to cover a full learning path from starting out without any previous experience to finish, which is potential employment in the industry.

The software development industry is enormous, so I do not expect to explain every single aspect. Instead, I wish to help you establish a solid foundation of skills and will supply links to any additional learning sources, that you might find useful.

The learning path will start with the basic concepts of the process and go through web development, as it is the area where my career began. Starting with front-end development aka the "UI" of websites and then continuing to go through the more advanced topics of servers and so on.