“The Fundamentals of Coding” is an online book about the basic concepts of programming written for those with little or no prior knowledge. We present key programming concepts in a series of chapters which you can read in any order. Each chapter is further divided into lessons that you can complete in your browser (using our interactive code editor) or on your own computer.
Learning to code can be fun and easy! Attentive readers will see how coding is like playing a game, making music, or solving puzzles. They’ll also realize that they already possess many of the skills needed to succeed as programmers.
Complete the first lesson and learn more about this book here.
My name is Khan and I love to code. This blog is about coding, specifically the basic concepts of coding. Coding is not just a skill, it’s an art: the art of telling a computer what to do!
Computers are essentially fast calculators that can perform complex operations with incredible speed and accuracy. However, in order to tell a computer what to do, you must write code in a specific programming language. A programming language is essentially a set of rules (or grammar) that tells a computer what to do. There are many different programming languages that can be used for various tasks. In this blog I will be discussing the fundamentals of most programming languages.
By now, you should have a basic understanding of what coding is. Your next step is to learn a specific coding language. The language you decide to learn will most likely depend on what type of coding you want to do.
The good news is that once you understand the basics of how coding works, it’s not hard to learn other languages. Once you get past the syntax and figure out how the new language works, a lot of it will be familiar from previous languages that you’ve learned. This means that if you decide later down the road that you don’t like what you’re working on, there are plenty of other options available.
To start off the year, I am working on a blog post about coding. I have already researched several topics to cover in my post. The first is a review of what coding is and how it works. Next, I will go into detail about binary code and its importance in computer science. Finally, I will explain the fundamentals of programming languages, including an overview of HTML and CSS.
I am thinking that this structure for my post will allow me to introduce coding in a way that will be easy for readers to understand. If you have any other ideas or suggestions for my blog post, please let me know by responding to this email or contacting me at (555) 555-5555.
Thank you for your time and consideration; I look forward to hearing from you soon!
As you learn to code, you’ll often hear that coding is like a language. You can see why: there are programming languages, which are like English or Spanish or Mandarin; there are programmers who use those languages; and there are programming cultures (like Stack Overflow).
But the comparison goes deeper. Coding is, at its heart, about structuring and organizing data in a way that computers can quickly understand and process. Every time you write a line of code, what you’re really doing is giving a computer a task to perform. That task might involve reading through some data, adding values together, or even making decisions based on certain conditions.
As humans, we do this type of thinking all the time. When we read a book or watch TV, our brains process letters and sounds into words and sentences. We can read books because our brains have learned that A comes before B in the alphabet; we understand jokes because our brains have learned what it means when someone says “knock knock.”
The more experience you get with this kind of thinking, the better your brain gets at it — until eventually it’s second nature. And that’s exactly how coding works! The more practice you get writing code, the easier it will be for your brain to recognize
In this blog series, we’ll explore the core concepts of coding. Our goal is to help you make a well-informed decision about whether learning to code is right for you. We’ll begin by explaining some of the history and basics of coding, covering topics like software and programming languages. Then we’ll dive into what it looks like to write code in practice, with an overview of debugging and the software development process. Finally, we’ll discuss what it means to be a coder, including some common stereotypes and the evolving roles of developers in society.
In this first post, we’ll take a look at how computers work and talk about the different kinds of software that run on them.
There are a few reasons for this:
– Many people use jQuery (or some other library) to simplify their code and accomplish common tasks, so they never bother learning the native way to do things.