Programming Languages of the 21st Century

Programming languages are a set of commands, instructions, and syntax sued to create software programs and many other things. Languages that programmers use to wire code are called “high-level languages”. This includes Java, JavaScript, Python, and so forth. High-level languages are designed to be easily read and understood to people who are familiar with programming languages and those who are not. This allows programmers to write code easily, using symbols and logical words. For example, words like function, if, then, and, and else are commonly used in most programming lanaguages. Symbols may include <, >, =, =!, !=, >=, and the list goes on for forever. Most high-level languages are similar enough to each other that programmers who don’t normally code in languages they don’t use can understand source code in multiple different languages. Compiled languages are languages like C++ and Java. For these languages to work, the source code must be compiled first, then it can be ran through a code interpreter such as Visual Code Studio. Most of the time, compiled languages are used to create software applications. Languages that are considered “interpreted languages” are used for running scripts, and they are used by dynamic websites to generate content.

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