Programming For Everyone & Anyone

“Code is Poetry”

And I for one cannot understand a word of what Tennyson or Wordsworth or Shelley wrote.

Recently I completed an online course on Coursera :  Programming for Everybody (Python)  by Charles Severance from the University of Michigan (Umich) 

As a part of the same we were asked to write a peer reviewed essay on Is Programming easy/ hard for everyone ? Can anyone or everyone code ? Or is it just some super-nerdy geeks ?

I reproduce below the original. Might be an intresting read for few. Might appear not to make sense at all to others . Enjoy !



Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB)

MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language. Developed by MathWorks, MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, Java, Fortran and Python.


What is Programming – II

A vocabulary and set of grammatical rules for instructing a computer to perform specific tasks. The term programming language usually refers to high-level languages, such as BASIC, C, C++, COBOL, FORTRAN, Ada, and Pascal. Each language has a unique set of keywords (words that it understands) and a special syntax for organizing program instructions.