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Overview of Programming Languages

If you have some misconception in mind that the programming languages are easy or hard, I am afraid to say that you are mistaken. To tell you frankly about the programming languages, there is nothing such as easy or tough programming language. The only thing that you need to keep in mind while stepping into the world of programming languages is that which programming language would set your base by giving you in-depth knowledge of programming logics and the basics of programming techniques.

You must keep in mind that almost every programming language works on common logics, but every programming language has different way of applying the logics at the same time. This means, that if you want to print anything on the computer screen, in C and C++ you must use a set of instructions to execute the command, whereas if the same task has to be accomplished in Java or any other programming language, a totally different set of instructions would be required to do so.

Since this section assumes that you, as a reader of this content, are a beginner and are planning to step into the programming world, no technical terms or 'rocket science' would be discussed here. In this section, everything will be discussed in a layman's language so that even if you are a newbie and know nothing about the programming languages or the computers, you can help yourself during the process of the selection of the programming languages.

Best and Easiest Programming Language

Programming LanguagesAs mentioned above, there is nothing such as easy or hard programming language, but if you want to learn the basics of programming languages and want to learn how to use any them so that you would get benefitted with them throughout your programming career, the most suggested and recommended language is C++.

With the help of C++ you can easily learn the base level knowledge about the programming languages as well as you can also learn how to think logically and manipulate and mold logics according to the requirements.

Categorization of Programming Languages

  1. There are three types of programming languages that you, as a developer, can choose to start with. The first type of programming language is the one that allows developers to create front-end form-based applications, for example Visual Basic .NET or VB.NET. With the help of this type of language you can create front-end applications where you can design forms with user input interface. User input interface is the area where users input their values and when they execute the application, the results come out. A calculator, which is a built-in program in every Microsoft Windows operating system, can be seen as an application that has interface with numeric characters which, when clicked, work as the values given by the users. The '=' button, when pressed, commands the calculator to process the calculations produce the result, which is then displayed on the calculator screen.
  2. Another type of programming language is database, which mostly works as a backend programming language. Database languages are considered one of the most powerful and demanded programming languages around the globe. The reason behind this is that everything is based on the database. An example can be, if you create a new user account on any free e-mail service site, such as, once you specify your username and password for the very first time and click 'Submit' button, your information is sent to the database and is stored there. Once it is stored, every time you try to sign-in to your account, you need to provide your account credentials, which are then sent to the database again for verification. Once your username and password are sent, in the backend, the database compares your information with the one that is already stored in the database. If the two values match, you get access to your account. Some examples of database programming languages are Oracle, SQL, DB2, etc.
  3. The third type of programming language is the one that allows programmers to develop web-based interfaces. A web-based interface can be seen while creating a new e-mail account on any free e-mail service providing sites. In earlier days, HTML, DHTML, ASP, ASP.Net were used to develop webpages, whereas nowadays C# and PHP are mostly in demand.

Final Word

From the above content, you must have noticed that no matter which programming language you choose, you must learn the language right from the basic, and the most important part that every programming language requires is good logics. Moreover whether you select web-based programming language or the non-web-based, database always remains at the backend. In other words web-based or non-web-based programming languages allow developers to develop the applications that work at the front-ends with which users interact, whereas the database programming languages allow them to develop the backend structures.

Now that you've gotten free know-how on this topic, try to grow your skills even faster with online video training. Then finally, put these skills to the test and make a name for yourself by offering these skills to others by becoming a freelancer. There are literally 2000+ new projects that are posted every single freakin' day, no lie!

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Nick's Comment
Thank you. I hope it's helpful :)
06 Wed Mar 2013
Admin's Reply:

It should be able to help at least a little.

Nick's Comment
REBOL fits in all three categories, and allows new programmers to DO things very quickly:
27 Wed Feb 2013
Admin's Reply:

Thanks for the URL Nick. I usually remove posts with URLs, but in this case I'll make an exception. I visited your site and it's really good info brother.