The term ‘Coding Platform’ can denote a type of hardware, on which you can code, or a particular operating system, or even a custom environment that’s pre-built and designed to allow the easy creation of games.
Python is an open-source, object-oriented programming language that’s simple to understand and write, yet also powerful and extremely malleable. It’s these characteristics that help make it such an important language to learn.
It’s easy to think that programming a machine to automate a process or calculate a value is a modern concept that’s only really happened in the last fifty years or so. However, that assumption is quite wrong, coding has actually been around for quite some time.
There are many different programming languages available for the modern computer, and some still available for older 8 and 16-bit computers too. Some of these languages are designed for scientific work, others for mobile platforms and such. So why choose Python out of all the rest?
Whilst most seasoned Python developers may shun Windows as the platform of choice for building their code, it’s still an ideal starting point for beginners.
Linux Mint 19.1 landed over the Christmas holidays, with versions covering Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce – both in 32 and 64‐bit varieties. One issue, however, seems to be causing users a bit of trouble: Accessing a Windows network.
The variety of Linux distros is quite staggering at times, and with so many to choose from it’s often difficult to decide which to download and test.
Learn how to install Linux Mint on a Windows PC.
While many Linux distributions work seamlessly out of the box, often there are a few extras you can use that help make your installation a better place to work in, and one that’s more customised to you.
There are many pitfalls the C++ developer can encounter, especially as this is a more complex and often unforgiving language to master.
Windows users have a wealth of choice when it comes to programming in C++. There are loads of IDEs and compilers available, including Visual Studio from Microsoft. However, in our opinion, the best C++ IDE to begin with is Code::Blocks
Python is a relatively easy language to get started in where there’s plenty of room for the beginner to find their programming feet. However, as with any other programming language, it can be easy to make common mistakes that’ll stop your code from running.
Trying to include definitions for every programming language would require many more pages than we have here. However, we have created a list of some of the most common terms you will encounter as you get started on your coding journey.