Computer programming allows you to make new programs that will solve certain problems and do specific tasks. Learning to program computers is not an easy task. There are certain component, terms and jargons, specific about computer programming that may be difficult for you to understand at first. And you may need to read computer and programming books to give you an idea of how this works. But once you have a background on some terms about computer programming, you will be able to do some simple things to program computers. Here is one simple way to learn to program computers on your own.
In learning to program computers, you should first, know that it involves designing or writing codes into source code. A source code is written using a programming language. Programming languages are ways for you to command the computer on how to perform or complete a specific task. There are different types of programming languages, which are all dependent on your preference. Some of these programming languages are made complicated for experts and for those who have taken computer programming as a career. For some other people like us, we can use certain popular program languages like, C++, BASIC, and Visual Basic, which are used for general-purposes.
When I was in College, we had a special class that covers learning to program computers. We used Visual Basic, which is highly influenced by BASIC and it was probably the chosen program by our instructor because the words you need to write are very “basic”. Words like “Let”, “If” “Msgbox” are commonly used. If you want to try using Visual Basic, you can download a free copy from the internet. I can also give you a sample code that you can use as a start. Here is the source code that you will need to write in your code window.
Private Sub Form_Load()
‘ Execute a simple message box that will say “Hello, World!”
MsgBox “Hello, World!”
Learning to program computers is a continuous process. Your enthusiasm to learn should not stop here but you should explore further and try to learn new languages, new models, and most importantly: programming new things. You can also buy a book, specifically about Visual Basic, to learn other codes that are specific to what you want in a program. Other books that include learning to program computers are also helpful to expand your knowledge about computer programing. There may be a lot to take in, but with perseverance and dedication, nothing is impossible.