We all know that what we use to program (or code, name it however you want to) are codes – but how is it exactly that we come up with them? If you’re thinking that it can’t be something random, you’re right; codes are never random, they are just the end result of a certain programming language!
What is a programming language then?
A programming language is a set of symbols that we use to write instructions for our computers to follow and, well, understand. It is through these symbols that we actually transform our thoughts into something a computer can run. There are two types of these programming languages and they are low-level programming languages and high-level programming languages. Low-level languages are similar to binary, and they make up some of the fast and direct rules computers will follow. High-level languages are generally more close to our languages; they include words like “run” “request” “object” etc. They are easier for us to understand and type, but it takes some time until a computer processes them as a rule that needs to be obeyed.
What programming languages are popular in 2021?
Now that we are aware of the differences between low and high-level programming languages, let’s see what programming languages are in demand in 2021.
– HTML – Another programming language that is extremely easy to learn and use is HTML. In fact, HTML was also one of the first, if not the first, programming languages I learned in school! It is often used for website development and maintenance: all the structure (whether it’s headings or paragraphs) you see on a website is created with HTML codes.
– C – C (or C++) is one of those languages that everybody is familiar with but afraid to learn as it’s more difficult than all the previous languages I mentioned. However, this is an excellent programming language and it’s often used for the creation of operating systems and file systems! It also allows for multi-platform development and game development.