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Start your Coding Journey

Ever wondered how the apps/websites you visit function? Coding is the magic behind it all! I like to define coding simply as writing lines of instructions in a sequence and language that a computer can understand.

Codes are written in different languages broadly classified in 2: Low-level and high-level language.

The major difference between both types is that low-level languages are easily understood by computers unlike high-level languages which are more easily understood by humans.

Examples of low-level languages include:

Machine Language: The most fundamental, directly understood by the CPU but requires deep hardware knowledge and is difficult for humans to work with.

Assembly Language: A step above machine code, uses mnemonics for instructions but still requires understanding of the specific computer architecture.

C: Offers more control over hardware compared to most high-level languages, but less intuitive than some on this list.

Examples of high-level languages include:

Python: Popular for its readability, ease of use, and general-purpose applications.

Java: Widely used for its platform independence and balance between usability and performance.

JavaScript: Primarily used for web development, but also for server-side scripting and mobile apps.

Learning to code isn't just about creating fancy websites. It teaches valuable skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. These skills benefit not just your tech life, but everyday tasks too.

The good news?

You don't need a fancy degree! Many free resources like online tutorials and beginner-friendly coding platforms are available. Start with basic languages like Scratch (great for kids too!) or Python, known for its readability.

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