What coding language should my child learn to design cool websites?
With the recent advancements in internet technology, it is vital for every business of the 21st century to have a website which is internally extremely performant but also looks amazing.
‘This is like a shopfront for your business, it should look slick, stand out from the crowd and give clear information about the products or services offered and a great payment gateway service says Noe Clement CEO for Wild Web Development services.
One of the most central components to web development is web programming which is achieved through the help of web development platforms and programming languages.
So what languages should my child learn and why?
First we should think about the features of a programming language:
- Library: does the language have enough resources and functions to execute all the commands the project needs
- Project size: does the code support the scale of my project
- Elasticity: does the language support more programs I can integrate later, is it flexible enough?
So here are some of the top programming languages:
- Objective C
Let’s look in more detail at some of the more popular ones
Java: Java is object oriented and is one of the most in demand languages around. It can run on Mac or Windows and is extremely versatile. Initially this was developed for interactive television by Sun Microsystems.
Python: This language gained in popularity in the recent years due to it being more accessible and easier to learn. Yet it retains a great amount of depth, only a few lines of code are needed to express a point or concept. It powers Python, Instagram and Pinterest. Some other platforms supported by Python are Google, Nasa and Yahoo. It has a large library and is highly accessible.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets): This is a markup language, when paired with HTML it allows a developer to decide and define how a page will look. It can help with font size and style or layouts. Most websites use CSS in terms of the visual design elements on screen. It is similar to HTML or XHTML in terms of code.
PHP: This language is server side and powers a huge amount of websites (like Facebook), it is open source and compatible with Windows and Unix. It also helps with tasks being repeatedly performed.
So what should I do?
Of course we can go into a greater amount of detail for each of the languages above, but staying on point for the sake of our article and our dear little ones growing into the future of AI and Machine learning… Which coding course do I sign my kid up for?
Or if this is all too much, get someone to design it for you like Wild At Heart Web Development Agency. They’re really great and we appreciated their input in this article so shout out to them for the great job they do
Mathemagic also provides coding classes at home or online in most of the languages above so if you’d like one of our expert coders to teach your child programming you can make an inquiry here and we will make arrangements for you.
Written by Karim Arditi, Program Director for Mathemagic, Higher Math & Science studies.