Programming: Why everyone should learn it

Programming is a complex topic, but it can be useful to learn, since it can help you in many ways. Here’s a few reasons why:

It can help you with math

It isn’t really cheating if you wrote the program! If your teacher says otherwise, make sure you include something in your program that makes sure that they know that the program was written by you. Once you learn to program, the time it takes to program an application to help you do what you need to do will take less time than the total time it would take you to do it manually each time. I’ve personally done this before, although I haven’t had the chance to get a calculator I can program to actually use the program that I have written.

It can help you make a website

Websites are better with code. If you know how to code, you can more easily edit a WordPress theme, you can work with a template, or if you learn a couple other languages, write one from scratch! The three languages that are important are HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, but if you’re just editing content, and not style or functionality, then you don’t really need to learn the others, but they’re helpful to know anyway.

Now, what language should I use?

There are a few languages, but here’s what language you should learn for which purpose.

  • HTML: Website content
  • CSS: Website styling and design
  • JavaScript: Website functionality, easy to program, but hard to run server-side website functionality
  • Java: Minecraft mods and cross-platform applications
  • C# and/or Visual Basic: Windows apps
  • C++ and/or C: Mac and Linux apps, Windows apps can be made here too
  • PHP: Easy to run, but hard to program server-side website functionality, WordPress themes
  • Python: Good for data analysis and quick projects
  • TI-Basic: TI-84 programming

All of these languages are good for different things. If you’re like me, you may know all of them, but depending on what you want to do, there is a different language you may want to use. Thanks for reading!


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