Computer programs are a set of step-by-step instructions used to teach the computer how to complete a task.
Computer programs are written using a specific programming language. Nowadays, most programmers would write code using a high-level programming language such as Python, C, C#, Java, Ruby or Basic.
If we were to dissect a computer program, we would find the following elements:
- Reserved Keywords & Built-in Functions
- Identifiers (e.g. for variables and subroutines)
- Values of different data types
- Computing Operators
- Punctuation signs
Let’s investigate these elements further… Click on the sub sections below to find out more.