Basics of Language Programming


show more Introduction to Languages, as part of the Foundations of Programming course, covers some of the languages developers widely use. Simon's online video covers such basics as whether a language is object-oriented, strongly typed, and used for one specific task or many tasks at once. Learn the background of several languages and how to begin working with them via this Lynda.com JavaScript tutorial. show less
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Introduction to languages

So let's finally dive deeper into the languages that are available to us. Again, there are hundreds of them out there, and we only have time to explore some of the more popular. You may even disagree with this list here. It's actually a pretty difficult task to genuinely decide the popularity of a language. If you just took current usage, we might still put a language like COBOL on this list, before Ruby or Python. COBOL is an older language. It's not a fashionable language, but it's still widely used and it's running on mainframes and data centers around the world.

If you make credit card or banking transactions, the likelihood is you'll pass through a COBOL system somewhere. But a lot of that is older legacy code that's been in place for decades and there is not as much new development going on in COBOL, as there is in these other languages. So this list is no slight against those other languages. I've worked with a few that have fallen off the popularity l...

Introduction to languages
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Introduction to Languages, as part of the Foundations of Programming course, covers some of the languages developers widely use. Simon's online video covers such basics as whether a language is object-oriented, strongly typed, and used for one specific task or many tasks at once. Learn the background of several languages and how to begin working with them via this Lynda.com JavaScript tutorial.

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