Programming Reading Assignment


#404

1 Program is a set of precise instructions telling a computer what to do.

2 It is like building your maze and then getting lost in it. Programming requires skill in controlling complexity, so code does not go out of control in such complexity, that no one understands it. The principle of KISS applies here. The simpler the better.

3 Programming language helps the programmer talk to the computer, on what actions it has to take, on a higher level. A language helps simplify and understand what the code is trying to do, so the programmer can understand.

4 It is a different language. Java was the result of marketing considerations, but not good judgment.

5 ECMAscript and Javascript are two names of the same language. They are the same.


#405
  1. What is a program?
    It’s something abstract and tangible at the same time. Hard to define exactly what it is. It is text on webpages, and it can be the memory and much more apparently…

  2. What can you say about complexity in programming?
    Control. Keep control of your programming exercise and make sure it doesn’t become complex.

  3. What function do programming languages have?
    They allow us to construct complex situations that the computer then can calculate for us very quickly.

  4. What is the relationship between Java and Javascript?
    No relationship at all. Java did heavy marketing on behalf of Javascript and now we confuse them together.

  5. What is ECMAScript and how is it related to Javascript?
    ECMAScript are the standards of Javascript. We can use them interchangeably.


#406
  1. What is a program? Is a set of precise instructions that tell a computer what to do.

  2. What can you say about complexity in programming? Being able to control the program or code from growing out of control is an Art.

  3. What function do programming languages have? It helps the programmer by allowing them to talk about tge actions that the computer has to perform on a higher level.

  4. What is the relationship between Java and Javascript? There is no relationship between Java and JavaScript besides the name.

  5. What is ECMAScript and how is it related to Javascript? It is the standardized document to established by ECMA International organization to make sure everyone was talking about the same JavaScript language. ECMAScript and JavaScript can be used as interchangeable terms.


#407
  1. A program is made up from lines of code that when put together and complied perform a task or set of tasks. The programmer writes the code according to their requirements.
  2. Program complexity can vary from a very simple 10 lines of code to the very complex 10’s of millions of lines of code. An operating system like Windows can have approximately 50 million lines of code.
  3. Programs have many functions from games, websites, hardware drivers and operating systems.
  4. Other than the similar sounding name there is no relationship between Java and JavaScript.
  5. ECMAScript is an ISO standard script that JavaScript and a few other languages are built on

#408
  1. Instructions
  2. Programming languages make tasks less complex and easier to understand for humans. Best to keep it as simple as possible.
  3. Eliminate tedious tasks (typing ones and zeroes), make it easier for humans to understand.
  4. Java and JavaScript are completely different concepts.
  5. Basically the same thing.

#409
  1. Set of instructions for the computer.
  2. Complexity quickly gets out of control when writing a program, thats why it’s nescessary to have a good plan from the start.
  3. It helps the programer by translating logical operations made by computer into language understood by humans.
  4. They are only similar by name
  5. It’s a document describing the way JavaScript language should work and thereby setting a standard.

#410

1. What is a program?
A program is a set of precise instructions telling a computer what to do.

2. What can you say about complexity in programming?
Programming is complex because you program on top of a set of rules, the programming makes it own rules. The complexity has to be made simple in order to create.

3. What function do programming languages have?
The function programming is allowing the programmer to communicate with the computer. It makes sure a programmer can make the computer take action.

4. What is the relationship between Java and Javascript?
It partly has the same name. The languages don’t have to do anything with each other.

5. What is ECMAScript and how is it related to Javascript?
ECMAScript is the standard for Javascript, in practice it is just an other name.


#411

1: Programming is actually a pretty complex thing to define. It’s both a piece of text, and the actions that piece of text describes. It’s sort of a self executing plan for how to turn a lot of extremely fast/simple actions into a desired complex function.
2: To goal of programming is to reduce complexity where possible while maintaining function.
3: Programming languages give us tools build complex things more simply, and standardization of programming languages allows programs to be inter-operable.
4: A vestigial relic of an arguably successful marketing ploy that has outlived it’s usefulness but cannot be parted with.
5: ECMAScript is JavaScript. In the old days JavaScript was not standardized and apparently many applications that claimed to be operable with Java were not because of the lack of standardization. ECMAScript is the official standardized JavaScript.


#412
  1. programming is a set of instructions used to give computer executions.
  2. the complexity can be very difficult because its like building your own maze and you can get lost in it.
  3. programming languages give the programmer the ability to communicate with the dumb computer so they can execute ideas.
  4. Java and javascript have no relationship is what more of a marketing gimmick.
  5. ECMAScript is Javascript they can be used interchangeably. its names after the Ecma International organization that did the standardization.

#413
  1. What is a program?

A set of instructions commanding things to a computer.

  1. What can you say about complexity in programming?

Programming can be complex due to the different formats that may become of a single program and the differences within certain programming languages that are used.

  1. What function do programming languages have?

They are the communication between the human programmer and the computer itself.

  1. What is the relationship between Java and Javascript?

There isn’t a direct relationship except for the fact that Javascript was released when Java was being used in its heyday so marketers used the word Java in Javascript to make it popular.

  1. What is ECMAScript and how is it related to Javascript?

ECMAScript is the equivalent to Javascript, two names for the same programming language.


#414
  1. A program is a set of instruction to execute.
  2. Try to keep it readable and easy for you and other people to understand the code
  3. To give people a understandable way to make a computer do what they want
  4. The word java
  5. They are the same

#415
  1. A program is a set of instructions typically written in a programming language that the computer can understand and execute. These programs then do interest things for us. A program can ingeniously combine an enormous number of these
    simple actions to do very complicated things.
  2. Programming can get complex pretty quickly. Its best to keep it as simple as possible. Once the code base grows it become harder and harder to understand how it all interacts together.
  3. Programming languages allow us to enter human understandable commands. These are then complied into the eventual 0s/1s that the CPU understands. Its a way for humans and computers to talk to one another.
  4. There is almost no relation
  5. Its a standard that javascript follows. ECMAScript and JavaScript can be used interchangeably—they are two names for the same language.

#416

What is a program?

  • A piece of text that makes a computer do what you want.

What can you say about complexity in programming?

  • Programs start simple but become more complex the more you build on it.

What function do programming languages have?

  • many

What is the relationship between Java and Javascript?

  • Java used to ride the Javascript bandwagon to market itself better. Other than the name not a lot.

What is ECMAScript and how is it related to Javascript?

  • ECMAScript is the base of Javascript.

#417
  1. What is a program? A set of precise instructions telling a computer what to do.

  2. What can you say about complexity in programming? Without care, a program’s size and complexity will grow out of control, confusing even the person who created it. The art of programming is the skill of controlling complexity.

  3. What function do programming languages have ? A programming language function can be expressed in both long and short, unreadable, readable ways. Language can be obscure and also almost English like.

  4. What is the relationship between Java and Javascript? JavaScript has almost nothing to do with the programming language named Java. The similar name was inspired by marketing considerations rather than good judgment.

  5. What is ECMAScript and how is it related to Javascript? The terms ECMAScript and JavaScript can be used interchangeably—they are two names for the same language. ECMAScript is [a standard document, written to describe the way the JavaScript language should work], for various pieces of software that claimed to support JavaScript, to ensure talking about the same language.


#418
  1. What is Javascript? JavaScript was introduced in 1995 as a way to add programs to web pages in the Netscape Navigator browser. JavaScript is also used in more traditional websites to provide various forms of interactivity and cleverness.

#419

1.A set of precise instructions telling a computer what to do.
2.Develop a good sense of what a good program looks like. mistakes are easy to make because of complexity learn to work through your mistakes to better understand programming.
3.Good programming languages help the programmer by allowing them to talk about the actions that the computer has to preform on a higher level.
4. JavaScript has almost nothing to do with the programming language Java.
5. ECMAScript standard document was written to describe the way JavaScript should work. They are the two names for the same language.


#420

Hi @Patrick,

I fully understand, thanks!


#421

1. What is a program?

That is where programming may come in. Programming is the act of constructing a program—a set of precise instructions telling a computer what to do.

2. What can you say about complexity in programming?

The fundamental rules are simple and clear, but programs built on top of these rules tend to become complex enough to introduce their own rules and complexity.

3. What function do programming languages have?

A good programming language helps the programmer by allowing them to talk about the actions that the computer has to perform on a higher level.

4. What is the relationship between Java and Javascript?

JavaScript has almost nothing to do with the programming language named Java. The similar name was inspired by mar- keting considerations rather than good judgment. When JavaScript was being introduced, the Java language was being heavily marketed and was gaining popularity.

5. What is ECMAScript and how is it related to Javascript?

After its adoption outside of Netscape, a standard document was written to describe the way the JavaScript language should work so that the various pieces of software that claimed to support JavaScript were actually talking about the same language. This is called the ECMAScript standard, after the Ecma International organization that did the standardization. In practice, the terms ECMAScript and JavaScript can be used interchangeably—they are two names for the same language.


#422

1.program is a design , a set of instruction,let computer to do something
2.progamming may be dump when the designer’s thought is not clear enough ,and finally become a disaster
3.variables ,loops ,functions
4.no other relationship, except for their begin name.
5.ECMAScript define the script principle .Javascript tell us how to use it .


#423

1. What is a program?
A program is a set of instructionsthat tell a computer what to do.

2. What can you say about complexity in programming?
That it is sometimes confusing and frustrating and can quickly go out of control, even for the original person who created it. It is the programmer’s job to control their program’s complexity.

3. What function do programming languages have?
They make it possible for normal people to read and write programs, which would otherwise be near impossible if we could only do it in binary.

4. What is the relationship between Java and Javascript?
It was a marketing ploy to name the language Javascript because Java was becoming popular at the time, but otherwise the two languages have very little to do with each other.

5. What is ECMAScript and how is it related to Javascript?
They are two names for the same language. ECMAScript was created to describe the way the Javascript language should work.