Definition of Programming
A computer program is a set of coded instructions given to the computer, and represents a logical solution to a problem. It directs a computer in performing various operations/tasks on the data supplied to it.
Computer programs may be written by the hardware manufacturers, Software houses, or a programmer to solve user problems on the computer.
Programming is the process of designing a set of instructions (computer programs) which can be used to perform a particular task or solve a specific problem.
It involves use of special characters, signs and symbols found in a particular programming language to create computer instructions.
The programming process is quite extensive. It includes analyzing of an application, designing of a solution, coding for the processor, testing to produce an operating program, and development of other procedures to make the system function.
The program created must specify in detail the logical steps to be taken & the method of processing the data input into the computer in order to carry out the specified task.
A computer program performs the following:
A programming language is a set of symbols (a language) which a computer programmer uses to solve a given problem using a computer.
The computer must be able to translate these instructions into machine-readable form when arranged in a particular sequence or order.