What is programming? Concept, Examples and Computer Programming

What is programming?

We explain what programming is and some examples of this term. Also, what is computer programming.

Organizing a trip around the world is a good example of programming.What is programming

Programming refers to the effect of programming, that is, of organizing a sequence of ordered steps to follow in order to do a certain thing.

This term can be used in many contexts, for example: “We are going to schedule an outing for this long weekend” or “The programming of that television channel is well done“.

It is common to talk about programming such as: a trip, a vacation or a tour of a city when we want to refer to putting together itineraries of places to visit, to meet or people to meet; the term is also used a lot to refer to the list of programs with their days and times of broadcast of television channels, the list of movies of a cinema or plays of a theater.

Computer Programming

The computer programming allows to work the software of the computer equipments.

In the field of informatics, programming refers to the action of creating programs or applications, through the development of a source code, which is based on the set of instructions that the computer follows to execute a program.

These instructions are written in programming language which are then translated into a machine language, which can be interpreted and executed by the hardware of the equipment (physical part of the equipment).

Source code

This source code is created, designed, coded, maintained and debugged through programming, where the main objective is to achieve the development of systems that are effective, accessible and pleasant or user-friendly.

Computer programs usually follow algorithms, which are the set of instructions that are organized and related to each other in a certain way and that allow the solution of a problem, and which in turn contain smaller modules that give you finer details.

All of this on a highly complex scale is part of the computer programming that allows the software of computer equipment to work and which is usually carried out by technicians or systems engineers.

At the beginning of the development of computer programming, very basic and limited machine languages were used, such as the binary system (use of numbers 0 and 1 in different combinations).

Later, languages began to emerge that made use of word codes, and later, sets of much more complex algorithms that were called high-level languages.

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