Programming is so last century
For a long time, ‘programming’ was the word most commonly associated with entering instructions into a machine to execute commands. There really was no debate. Programming was the formal act of writing code, and the term also encompassed the greater nuances of computer science.
With the increase in popularity of the home computer came the influx of home-educated computer programmers. Self-taught technophiles who could technically ‘create code’, but not necessarily with the same knowledge or grace of the traditionalist programmers. It was said that they were ‘coding’ versus truly ‘programming’.
During the first Hour of Code in 2013 the term ‘coding’ resurfaced as a playful and non-intimidating description of programming for beginners. On an informal level, it is used to convey the beginning steps of programming, or programming with a tool intended for beginners, such as Scratch or App Inventor.
Did you know?
All of Google’s Internet services – from Google Search to Gmail to Google Maps — spans some 2 billion lines of code from, Wired