21 07, 2019

Most popular coding languages (July 2019)

By |2019-07-21T07:01:03+00:0021st July 2019|Code|

These are the current most popular coding languages. The list changes slightly every month and is based on use and discussion. TypeScript has moved up apparently.  1. JavaScript 2. Java 3. Python 4. PHP 5. C++ (tie) 5. C# (tie) 7. CSS 8. Ruby 9. C 10. TypeScript 11. Swift 12. Objective-C 13. Scala

11 07, 2019

Why learn to code

By |2019-07-11T08:36:41+00:0011th July 2019|Code|

Learning to code is for anyone and everyone, no matter what your age or gender. It is easy to get started and is as difficult as you want to make it. It is a skill that can be used in surprising ways and for things you never expected. The best way to understand what it is for is to try it, it then becomes clearer and clearer. It will take you on a path that will boost your confidence and [...]

22 03, 2018

A brief introduction to JavaScript

By |2018-03-22T07:05:12+00:0022nd March 2018|Code|

JavaScript is part of the trinity that forms the basis for web design. HTML and CSS are the other two. JavaScript makes it interactive. Where you can press buttons, click on things, write in text boxes and answer questions. It does something in other words rather than jsut sitting there to be read. JavaScript can be used for more than typing in an email address. It is growing in its use for a wide range of purposes. You can control [...]

19 03, 2018

A brief introduction to CSS

By |2018-03-19T07:23:26+00:0019th March 2018|Code|

Where HTML defines the content of the web page, the paragraphs, headings etc. CSS specifies the layout of the web page, giving it colour and shape. HTML on its own is OK but will look a bit dull without CSS, it makes it attractive and pleasing to look at. The two codes work seamlessly together. An example is shown below... It is inserted in between the styling tags <style>...</style>  

17 03, 2018

A brief introduction to HTML

By |2018-03-19T07:56:02+00:0017th March 2018|Code|

HTML is a coding language used as the backbone of most websites. It is used in conjuction with CSS and JavaScript to create interactive websites but you can create a website with just HTML. HTML uses tags which is quite different from python script or C++ sketches. Tags are the < and > around the bit of code you want to execute. You need an opening one < and always have a closing one >. HTML is a very good [...]

15 03, 2018

Brief introduction to Python

By |2018-03-19T07:58:58+00:0015th March 2018|Code|

Python is a user friendly programming code which means it is a higher level language. That doesn't mean you can type anything and it will guess what you are trying to get it to do. It does mean that the vocabulary and syntax used is more akin to our daily language. Python is used in a broad range of applications. From games, to website building, physical computing and big data usage. So if you want to only learn one language [...]

13 03, 2018

Which code?

By |2018-03-13T08:04:56+00:0013th March 2018|Code|

That all depends on what you want to use it for and why you want to learn to code. There are 100’s of coding languages out there. You could even create your own. We first have to distinguish between high level language and low level language. High level language (code) is one where the code you type is very user friendly, very much like a spoken, actual language. It is usually a good place to start and PYTHON is a [...]

12 03, 2018

What is code?

By |2018-03-12T15:40:41+00:0012th March 2018|Code|

Code is a language that a computer can understand. Although it doesn’t actually speak that language there is a little programme that will convert your code into a language your computer or micro-controller can understand. Just as there are lots of languages in the world so there are lots of coding languages. They all communicate the same information, they just do it in different ways. All languages have their own vocabulary and structure. So too do the different coding languages. [...]

11 03, 2018

Why learn to code?

By |2018-03-12T15:50:28+00:0011th March 2018|Code|

Coding is a skill that is increasing in it’s importance. Schools are spending time teaching children to code preparing them for the future. Society needs people who can code to create the next technology. Another reason is that it is fun. It uses your brain power to solve problems or create solutions. It is logical which appeals to many people but it is used in the creative arts, education, transport, medicine, business etc. There is no part of society that [...]