The Programming Languages That We Use

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A bit on computer languages

Hello and welcome back to the Clever Coding blog! In the web and mobile app development world, designers and engineers utilize a variety of coding languages that essentially serve as instructions for your computer’s hard drive. At Clever Coding, you provide our web and mobile app developers with your plan, they’ll write it into code, and then your computer will produce the output that is your website or mobile app! Neat, right? There are thousands of computer languages out there, each with their own set of rules and purposes. For example, the language used to code this blog is much different than the code used to send messages on your phone!

The web and mobile app developers here at Clever Coding are experienced and savvy with multiple programming languages that they’ll use to bring your ideas to fruition. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the languages that our mobile app development company uses most in our services, and why these languages are so interesting. We may be nerdy, but at least we’re good at it.

HTML5

HTML, or hypertext markup language, is a very simplistic language that’s used in frontend web development. HTML serves as the absolute baseline for what you see on a website. The text that you’re reading right now was coded with HTML before being published. However, it is important to know that HTML is not a programming language, like Java or Python, but rather a markup language. If you’re trying to annoy a software engineer, say “my favorite programming language is HTML!” Works every time!

CSS3

Without CSS, or cascading style sheets, HTML would be, well, boring. CSS is used to add style to a website and the content on it. This language accounts for the font-sizes, font-families, sizes of photos, banners, etc. When using CSS in front end web development, it could either be implemented inline, or right in the text, or as an external style sheet which links to the HTML documents. CSS is also not a programming language.

JavaScript

JavaSript is what makes the internet as fun as it is. Without the programming language of JavaScript, the internet would be reduced to text and photos that you can’t play around with! JavaScript, though similar in name, is NOT related to Java. JavaScript is object-oriented and weakly typed, factors that make is perfect for how we use the internet. An example of JavaScript in action is when you click on something, and something happens! JavaScript works hand in hand with CSS and HTML to make the sites we know and love.

Java

Java is a C based language, meaning it was derived from C, one of the very first languages to come into existence! Java is object-oriented and strongly-typed, which can make the development process a bit more complicated, especially when it’s time to compile the program. Java is the official language used in Android app development! However, it is possible to develop Android apps in other languages, but Java is the language that pairs best with the device’s interface and hardware. For(int i = 0; i < 2; i++”); { system.out.println(“Clever Coding rocks!);}

Objective-C/Swift

Objective-C, like Java, is derived from C. Objective-C is Apple’s chosen language for apps, and it is also object-oriented and strong typed. However, Apple has been making the moves toward the programming language, Swift, as it’s thought to be better for the future of development. Both of these programming languages are different from Java in the way that they’re compiled and written, but they all share a few similarities. If develop an Android App, it usually isn’t too complicated to develop in in iOS!

Thank you for reading and we hope this post helped give you a better understanding of web and mobile app development, and the languages that make these applications possible! Next time you have an app, be sure to give Clever Coding a call, today!