Understanding how programming works


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Understanding how programming works

So, how does programming work? In programming, there are three steps. Writing the code, compiling the code, and running the code. Writing code involves creating computer commands in a human readable language. While there are a lot of code specific things in here, like braces, and semi colons and equal signs. You'll also notice a lot of English words. Void, view did load, super, value string and mode.

So using a human readable language, we're able to write commands for a computer. The next step is to compile the code. In Xcode, compiling is called building. Building translates your human-readable code into a language that a computer can understand. In addition, compiling creates an app file known as an executable. If this process sounds complicated, rest assured knowing that all you have to do is click a button for this to happen. In compiling the code, you could also designate some lines to be ignored.

These lines are called comments, and comments are prefaced with two forward slashes. You can us...

Understanding how programming works
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Understanding how programming works provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Programming for Non-Programmers: iOS 7

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