Chapter 10

Computer Programming and Languages




This chapter introduces the reader with the fundamentals of computer programming and languages. A computer program refers to the set of instructions needed for performing a particular task. Computer or programming language refers to the vocabulary and set of grammatical rules that are required to instruct a computer to perform a specific task. The chapter begins with the life cycle of program development and various programming tools which are essential for making a computer program. The discussion continues with various programming control structures and programming paradigms. Next, the chapter ...

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