Fun Facts abt Coding

Here are a few interesting facts about Coding!

  1. The first computer “bug” was named after a real bug
  2. Computer games are so popular that the games industry is now worth more than the movie industry.
  3. The first computer programmer was a woman named Luigi Menabrea
  4. Some programs are designed to steal
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    Photo Credit: junge.tueftler Flickr via Compfight cc

    your data or damage your computer. These programs are called malware. Viruses, worms, and Trojans are all types of malware. You should be careful online, to avoid accidentally downloading malware! Coders that study and write malware are known as hackers. Those who write malware to commit crimes are known as “black-hat” hackers, and those who write programs to protect against malware are called “white-hat hackers”.

  5. While the term ‘bug’ in the meaning of technical error was first coined by Thomas Edison in 1878, it took another 6o years for someone else to popularize the term
  6. Programming and coding are not same. A coder is clearly instructed on what should be done and what needs to be accomplished. But as a programmer, you must be able to imagine a broad set of solutions to a problem before you even start writing codes. A programmer is a coder but a coder may not be a programmer.
  7. James Gosling, at Sun Labs invented Java around 1992
  8. If computer programming were a country, it would be the third most diverse for languages spoken; Papua New Guinea has approximately 836 indigenous languages spoken, making it the number one country when it comes to linguistic diversity. Second on that list is Indonesia, with more than 700 and Nigeria, with over 500 indigenous languages. All notable programming languages known to man, both those in current use and historical ones, amount to 698 languages. If it were a country, computer programming would be in bronze medal position. We don’t recommend you try and learn them all.



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