Coding Tricks, Tips & Fixes Vol 34
Learning to code is an extremely rewarding experience, but where do you start? How does it work? On what operating system should you learn to code? With what programming language is it best to begin? Does it cost anything? You soon have more questions than answers, but we can help.
The world of programming is vast, with dozens of programming languages available for multiple different platforms. It’s confusing at the best of times, so we’re here to help you find your way through the labyrinthine coding universe.
Python is one of the most popular programming languages available today. It’s used throughout the Internet, in businesses and education. It’s easy to learn, powerful to use and has a vast knowledge base online for you to dip into for inspiration or help. We look at how you get started with Python and what you need to embark on becoming a Python programmer.
Coding on Linux
Linux is an open-source operating system that forms a superb foundation for any would-be programmer to build on. It’s free to download, install and use. Plus you can use all the popular and mainstream programming languages through a variety of different front-end apps.
However, Linux is also great when it comes to creating scripts. With scripting, you can create useful, everyday programs, to help back up a system to a remote location, user-interactive code and much more. By using the Bash Shell in Linux, you can interact with the entire system and its users, as well as any Python code you’ve already created.
C++ is one of the most powerful, high performing and efficient programming languages you can learn. Web browsers, games, applications and even entire operating systems are coded using C++, which makes understanding it a highly sought after skill to have.
Where do you begin, though? We look at how you get started with C++ and delve into the core fundamentals of this amazing language.