What are Coding Languages?

updated on 15 February 2024

Coding languages are like special languages that computers understand. They’re used to create websites, apps, games, and other types of programs. Helping us turn our ideas into games, apps, websites, and other things that computers can do.

They are like secret codes that you can use to tell a computer what to do. Computers are very good at following instructions, but they don’t understand human words very well. So we need to use special words and symbols that computers can understand.

There are many different languages, and some are easier to learn than others. Some coding languages look like sentences, while others look like puzzles or math problems.

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Coding provides a valuable foundation for problem-solving, creative thinking, and communication. It could help develop their ability to think logically, break down complex problems, and develop innovative solutions. 

Here's a quick overview of the most popular coding languages:

HTML - this stands for HyperText Markup Language and is used to create the structure of websites

CSS - this stands for Cascading Style Sheets and is used to create the design of websites

JavaScript - this is a programming language used to make websites interactive

Python - this is a general-purpose programming language used to create games, apps, and other types of programs

C++ - this is a powerful programming language used to create programs like games, apps, and operating systems

PHP - this stands for PHP Hypertext Preprocessor and is used to create websites and web applications

It's worth starting now because programming skills are highly sought after in software engineering, web development, app development, cyber, and data roles. So choose the one that most suits you, and get after it!

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