What is Coding?
Coding is the language we use to communicate to a computer. Code tells a computer what actions to take in step-by-step manner. By coding we can tell a computer what to do or how to behave.
Computer on the other hand doesn’t have a brain of its own, it requires detailed set of step-by-step instructions for it to perform a task. For example, to open a door we can’t directly tell the computer “Open the door”, we need to give it step by step instructions that is, first we need to walk to the door, then place our hand on the handle, then we need to push the handle downwards, then we need to slide the door open.
Coding is the computer language that is required to make the computer understand the instructions it needs to follow to perform a task and give a particular outcome.
Coding is the basic literacy in the digital world. Coding helps with communication, creativity, math, writing and confidence.
As discussed above coding is the step-by-step instructions given to a computer for solving a problem or having a work done, thus by learning to code we get a better communication skill that helps us to connect with the environment around us, creatively thinking for different solutions and ways to make a computer run increases not only a person’s creative thinking but also their problem-solving skills. Coding includes logical step by step thinking and writing it down for the computer thus helping a coder with their mathematical and writing skills. Not only does coding help in the upskill of a person’s overall thinking but also builds up a confidence and independence in their life and different situations.
Coding is woven into our daily world. Coding is intellectually stimulating and its experience is valuable in any industry.
When to Start Coding?
Well, we would say NOW! It has been scientifically proven that children from the age 5 or 6 can start to learn coding, starting with the most basic fundamentals in kindergarten then going onto games and logic puzzles that allow them to identify more abstract patterns and processes by 1st or 2nd standard. Then moving onto block coding and finally text programming languages based on the kid’s ability to grasp concepts.