Top facts about Computer Programming and Coding [2021]

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Facts about computer programming

Are you curious about the facts of computer programming in 2021? Then look no further.

Facts about computer programming
Facts about computer programming

Today’s we live in the technology era where almost everything around us, is programmed by someone to perform a certain task. That’s why is necessary for us to know at least the basics of computer technology and programming.

By reading this ultimate list of interesting facts about computer programming you get some information about computers and programming.

I categorized a list of up-to-date facts below.
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Top facts about computer programming

  1. The first-ever programmer on the earth was a woman named Ada Lovelace.

The first-ever programmer on the earth was a woman named Ada Lovelace
The first-ever programmer on the earth was a woman named Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace was born in 1815. She was a mathematician and the daughter of the English poet Lord Byron. She’s considered to be the first-ever computer programmer in history.

  1. The first programming language (per sé) was called Fortran, and it was created in the ’50s.

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The first programming language was Fortran

In 1957, the first of the major programming languages appeared in the form of FORTRAN. Which stands for FORmula TRANslating system. The programming language was designed at IBM for scientific computing.

  1. There are 699 different programming languages according to Wikipedia.

There are 699 different programming languages
There are 699 different programming languages

You might know 2-5 programming languages but there is a huge list of programming languages on Wikipedia. On that particular list, 699 programming’s laughable are listed that huge bro!

  1. Thomas Edison was the first person to use the term “bug” – and it was a real bug!

Thomas Edison was the first person to use the term “bug”
Thomas Edison was the first person to use the term “bug”

A bug is simply an error caused by a computer program.
Thomas Edison was the first person who uses the word “bug”. He uses the word “bug” to describe a technical issue. He used it in a letter that dates back to 1878. However, it wasn’t until 70 years later that the term became so popular.

At 3:45 PM, September 9, 1947, the first actual incident of a computer bug was recorded.

  1. Some projects require using multiple programming languages.

Some projects require using multiple programming languages
Some projects require using multiple programming languages

My current project is a Cybersecurity SaaS and this alone project has 5 languages. Java for Android, C++ for Desktop applications, Swift for Mac, and Python for backend and also JS for website front-end.
If you have the same experience as that share it with us in the comments.

Fun facts about computer programming

  1. It took less code to send a man to space than to run a smartphone!

It took less code to send a man to space than to run a smartphone
It took less code to send a man to space than to run a smartphone

In the 70s NASA’s reusable space shuttle has less code than the phones in our pockets! That’s crazy, right?

Facts about computer programming career

  1. There are 600,000 current computing job openings.

I not sure about this number but the job opening is around 600,000.
If you have better or accurate data let me know in the comments.

  1. The average salary of a computer programmer is $64,261 annually.

The average salary of a computer programmer is $64,261 annually
The average salary of a computer programmer is $64,261 annually

$64,261 is the average salary of a computer programmer in the US according to payscale.com

Facts about game development or programming

  1. The first computer game didn’t make any money.

The first computer game didn’t make any money
The first computer game didn’t make any money

The video game industry produced almost $135 billion in 2018. That’s a 10.9% increase in a single year when it reached $116 billion in 2017. Not only that, the industry produced $159 billion in 2020. Nonetheless, the fact is the first digital game “Spacewar” didn’t make any money.

Facts about Python programming

  1. Python was NOT named after a snake.

Python was NOT named after a snake
Python was NOT named after a snake

Guido van Rossum, who has remained so active in the development of Python programming language and its tightly-knit community that he is now nicknamed “Benevolent Dictator for Life.” As for Python, it was named not after the snake, but after Monty Python.

  1. Functions can return multiple values.

Functions can return multiple values
Functions can return multiple values

Unlike C and Java, Python has a feather to return multiple values from functions. These values can be stored in variables directly. A function is not restricted to return a variable, it can return zero, one, two, or more values of any datatype.

   def 360techexplorer()
	return "Every", "thing", "about", "tech"


   var1 , var2, var3, var4 = 360techexplorer()

Facts about Java programming language

  1. Java was called Oak at the starting

Java was called Oak at the starting
Java was called Oak at the starting

The original name for Java was Oak. It was eventually changed to Java when Sun lawyers found that there was already a business registered as Oak.

  1. Java was created accidentally.

Java was created accidentally
Java was created accidentally

James Gosling was working at Sun Labs, around 1992. Gosling and his team were building a set-top box and started by “cleaning up” C++ and wound up with a new language and runtime. Thus, Java or Oak came into being.

Facts about C programming language

  1. The “C” programming language had a predecessor called “B”.

The C programming language had a predecessor called B
The C programming language had a predecessor called B

C has a predecessor programming language called “B” the language was created and written by Ken Thompson in 1969.
The “B” stands for “Byte” or “Bell”, as he worked in Bell Laboratories for most of his career. “B” was later improved by Dennis Ritchie to create “C”.

  1. C is the only language that exists for the longest period in programming history

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C is the only language that exists for the longest period in programming history

As we all knew and agree C was (and is) a great programming language of all the time.

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