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The History of Computer Programming by DonaldQuixoteC

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Computer programming is a foreign world to those that have not been trained in the process. There are many people that do not understand what goes into computer programming but still benefit from computer programmers around the world.

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									The History of Computer Programming
                                                Computer programming is a foreign world to
                                                those that have not been trained in the process.
                                                There are many people that do not understand
                                                what goes into computer programming but still
                                                benefit from computer programmers around the
                                                world.

                                                Every program that you use on your computer
                                                has been programmed. This may sound
                                                redundant, but if you think about the ability that
                                                you have to run multiple programs and do a
                                                variety of tasks while you are on the computer,
                                                it may seem more significant.


Different Ways to Program

With computers being used in a variety of settings and for a variety of purposes, the importance
of computer programming is growing. There are a variety of languages that computer
programmers can use to program in.

When computers were in their infancy, there were programming languages for specific tasks that
needed to be completed on the computers. People would use a specific language if they wanted
to solve a mathematical equation and another if they were programming for a business.

It was not until the 1970’s that people started designing a programming language that could be
used in a variety of settings. The early languages that were developed during this time allowed
programmers to start to branch out with the programming.


The Developments of the 80’s

Once the 80’s rolled around, there were large
corporations and businesses that needed a language
that could work with mainframes and work stations.
These languages needed to be able to work with a
large amount of remote data.

During the 80’s C+ + and Perl were both developed
to fill the needs of large businesses and
corporations. As the computer needs of the world
continued to change, the programmers languages
continued to develop.
Coming into Today’s World

After the internet was introduced in the 1990’s a new programming language was needed to
ensure that data could be manipulated and easily accessed over the internet. The early languages
continued to develop and change and be affected by newer languages that were released.

The programs that are used in today’s world are always trying to become smaller and more
modular. These programs also have many added mechanisms for security and functionality to
ensure that website are safe and that information can be delivered safely.

Learning a programming language can be a great way to develop your resume and ensure that
you are a more valuable applicant. Programming languages are vast and it is important that you
know which language is going to be most effective for the industry that you are interested in.

Whether you are interested in starting your own business, working in a corporation, or even
working a small business, learning how to program can be extremely beneficial. There are many
different ways to acquire this knowledge.

Some people choose to get a degree in computer programming, which is a widely recognized
manner of getting training. You may decide that it is more effective to train yourself, but if you
go this route it is important that you develop a strong portfolio to show to those that you are
looking to apply with.

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