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Assume that you must take a computer-programming language course next semester. How would you decide which language would be best for you to study? Do you think that a professional programmer needs to know more than one programming language? Why or why not?

Program Plan Intro

Programming Language:

  • The system software and application are written in coding schemes called programming languages.
  • The main role of a programming language is to give instructions to the computer system.
    • So that it is able to achieve a processing activity.
  • Each programming language uses symbols, keywords, and commands that contain special meanings and procedure.
  • Each language also has its own set of rules called the syntax of the language.
    • The language syntax states how the symbols, keywords, and commands should be joined into statements effective of assigning meaningful instructions to the CPU.

Explanation of Solution

Deciding best programming language to study:

  • Now a days, various languages are used. The following programming language are highly important to students such as SQL, Java, JavaScript, C#, and C++.
  • If the user wants to build a website, then the user needs to learn the programming language such as HTML or CSS.
    • User should learn the JavaScript programming language which provides the activities section of a website.
  • If the user want to create web applications and platforms, they need to learn the Java programming language.
    • Java has a strong existence between large enterprise applications.
  • If the user want to write fast code, they need to learn the programming language like C and C++.
    • This language can be used to write desktop software and mobile applications.
  • If the user want to become a marketable programmer, they should learn some type of web programming such as Python and Ruby...

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