You’ve seen the craze for learning code. But what exactly is coding?
Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites.
Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, Facebook, and this website – they’re all made with code.
Here’s a simple example of code, written in the Python programming language:
print 'Hello, world!'
Many code tutorials use that command as their very first example, because it’s one of the simplest examples of code you can have – it ‘prints’ (displays) the text ‘Hello, world!’ onto the screen.