Computer Programming for Beginners

By Paul Cartmell

According to the Kossiakoff Computer Center Facility website, computer programming is the writing of basic instructions for a computer to follow and run a specific program.

Function

In its most basic form, computer programming informs a computer when to turn switches within the computer on and off, using number 1s for on and 0s for off. The Kossiakoff Computer Center Facility website reports computers run at a high speed, allowing millions of instructions to be completed each second.

Types

Computer Programming for Beginners reports object-oriented programming (OOP) began to be used in the 1980s. Programming languages, such as Java and C++, allow programmers to give instructions to certain objects within a computer program.

History

According to the Computer Programming for Beginners website, the birth of modern computer programming came about with the creation of IBM’s Fortran program for scientific uses in 1957.