Everyone wants to be a software developer, but no one wants to be a software developer. One of the main reasons why being: how in the world do you keep all those new terms in your head?
The following is primer on the most essential programming terms you’ll come across as a newcomer, laying out the everyday basics required when learning how to code.
Before You Start, Relax!
You’re not expected to memorize every programming term you come across. Through practice, you will gain an intuitive sense for what these and other terms refer to. Instead of solely trying to memorize the terms and their definitions, attempt to clarify the logic of how and why these terms are used in a programming environment.
This method is especially helpful considering most confusing programming terms typically involve other confusing terms. It’s important that you don’t stress yourself out when learning to program.
1. Text Editor
A text editor is a program that edits text. While that may seem simple, you’d be surprised how much goes into using a proper text editor.
Notepad for Windows is a typical example of a text editor.