10 Coding Terms Your Child Should Know

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We are living in an era, where technology is clearly dominating the better part of our lives. With our generation being tech savvy, the next ones are definitely bound to be a few steps ahead of us. Kids today operate gadgets effortlessly. As the focus is shifting to technology, individuals who can code will be sought after.  

Coding is one of the highest-paying jobs, and soon, it may even be a basic requisite. The sooner you introduce your child to coding, the faster he/she may pick it up.  

If you find that your child has the slightest inclination towards coding, providing all the support that you can give may prove to be fruitful for his/her career.  

Being aware of a few basics is where you can get them started. Here are ten coding terms that your child should know.  

Variables  

This is a significant term that you will use several times. It is a named identifier that has a value, which changes throughout the program.  

Constants  

These are identifiers that have a fixed value throughout the program. Once a value is assigned to it, it cannot be changed.  

Data Types 

This refers to data that is operational in the programming language. There are many types of data. A few to mention are: integers (numbers), boolean values (true or false), floating point numbers (decimal numbers), and strings (a set of alphabets—which can be a word or a sentence) 

Conditionals  

At every turn, a code must decide which way to proceed. Conditionals evaluate if it is true or false or many other conditions—to determine which way the program flow has to to go.  

User Interface  

This includes all the parts of a website, smartphone, app, or computer—that the user can interact with and manipulate. This consists of the display, menu, keyboard,  and cursor.  

User Experience  

Also called as UX, it is the emotion and attitude a person has when he/she uses a product or program. It sums up as the user experience a user has with the website.   

HTML 

This is the standard language used to create web pages. It is a basic building block used to create websites. It is short for hypertext markup language.  

Pseudocode 

While a code might look familiar, a pseudo code is nothing but the rough draft or the broad outline of the code. It essentially shows the flow of the program.  

API 

This stands for application programming interface. It is the set of standards and instructions required for building a software. Developers make their API’s available to the public to assess their services.  

IDE 

Integrated Development Environment is a tool that is used to code, compile, debug, and perform other operations for a language. There is an IDE for pretty much all software languages.  

Above mentioned are the basic terms that every individual must be aware of. They are simple terms that you will be comfortable with, once you start coding. Letting your child know them and their definitions, is a great way to get them started.   

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