More info before starting to code

From my last blog, I started to talk about understanding concepts before you actually start learning what you are going to learn. For me, as I said before and probably some of you will see, my native language is not English. But still, I have managed to learn and work with computers since I was 7 years old. For over 30 years. Last 15 as a professional. Almost every book that I have read about computers has been in English.

So when I start to go through C++ and C#, I will start first with pseudo code. Then build the program in both languages and we go into the binary of the code to understand what happened when it was built.

Sudo code is a way to explain what you are building with words, so you can think and use normal words in the way you want to create the code. In the beginning, this task will be essential and will make everything a lot easier to learn.

This is the way we will also take apart more difficult code and make it more understandable. This can also make you think about naming your variables in a way that it will be easier for other people to understand what you want to do with your code.

Back to basics

The first post I will have on “programming”, will be the idea of programming.

Because learning something new, is a way of getting to know something new, but is to get your mind to see something new. The more you can see and more possibilities it will create for you. New ideas come from what you have experienced earlier. With what I mean earlier is everything older then the moment you are in now.

So when you start programming, you can get really frustrated because of understanding the concept that being taught. Something easy as learning what variable is can be hard if you do not understand word variable. For me as being a Norwegian, some words can be difficult because I have never learned them or I that I have learned them, but do not understand the meaning of them. Because of that, it makes it hard for me to see the concept of what I am reading. So I have to back and understand the word before I can go further with the subject.

Let us take the word variable and search for on google:  variable

  1. In computer programming, a variable or scalar is a storage location paired with an associated symbolic name (an identifier), which contains some known or unknown quantity or information referred to as a value.

This was result of the query. This would be a very hard way learning and understanding the word in a programming concept. The way I came to understand it as, is as easy as the name of the container. And then you have to understand: “What is a container and why does it need a label?” That is something that will be explained more in depth when we come ot the programming part.

But for now I will just give an example int x = 0. In the x is the variable or the label and the value 0 is the value the container contains.

The int means that is an integer.