WHAT IS A PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE?

A programming language is an artificial language that a computer understands, it is made up of a series of statements that fit together to form instructions. These instructions tell a computer what to do.

These languages are made up of a set of symbols and syntactic and semantic rules that define their structure and the meaning of their elements and expressions.

The process by which the source code of a computer program is written, tested, debugged, compiled, and maintained is called programming.

Programming languages ​​are designed to be easily understood and written by humans. However, a computer cannot run programs written in these languages ​​directly. Most programming languages ​​must be translated into machine code before the computer can execute the instructions.

 Programming helps you communicate with any computer, smartphone, tablet, and since we are in a scenario where we are practically surrounded by them all day, every day.

Some of the most popular programming languages ​​around the world (for now) are, in this order:

  • C
  • JAVA
  • PYTHON
  • C++
  • C#
  • VISUAL BASIC
  • JAVASCRIPT
  • PHP
  • R
  • SQL

(Data were taken from “The TIOBE Programming Community”: https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/)

If you are interested in learning to program, I suggest you choose one of the most traditional languages ​​to start in this world, either: Python or JavaScript.


Posted by

Melissa Alvarez – Systems Engineer