There has been many talks about learning to code, this post will be defining most commonly used terms you will come across when learning to code
After You've become acquainted with key technical terms that you'll encounter in the industry. Now is the time to start working on acquiring the technical skills you'll need to make a career change.
One of the first things you need to learn when you’re thinking about starting a career in tech is the language. You’ve probably heard the basics before: terms like HTML, CSS, WordPress.
Here are the most common terms you’re likely to hear:
A simplified form of language with very strict rules and syntax used by humans to tell computers what to do.
A specific set of rules and syntax for writing the
code that tells computers what to do. This includes programming, assembly, and markup languages such as Ruby, PHP, and HTML.
Mistake or unwanted piece of code that keeps a website or program from working like it should.
The process of writing and implementing various instructions for a computer to do a particular task (or set of tasks), using code.
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CSS (CASCADING STYLE SHEETS)
Code that tells browsers how to format and style HTML for a web page and controls things such as font type and colors.
The most current version of CSS.
HTML is a hypertext markup language (HYPERTEXT MARKUP LANGUAGE)
A coding language for putting stuff on a web page and structuring it. HTML isn't regarded a programming language because it doesn't tell computers what to do (this distinction is only important in job interviews when the interviewer asks if you can "program").
ELEMENT IN HTML
An opening tag, a closing tag, and the information between them make up HTML code.
Example: p>This is where I put my paragraph element! </p>
Software used to write plain text (text with no formatting) that’s used for coding and programming. Examples: SublimeText, TextEdit, TextWrangler, Notepad++
Set of columns and rows that can be used as guidelines to arrange content on a web page.
Part of a website or web service that makes it work and includes applications, web servers, and databases.
An inspirational collection of content showing the visual style for a website including color palette, images, icons, fonts, etc.
Collection of electronic information (data) stored on a web server.
UI (USER INTERFACE)
How a website is laid out and how users interact with it.
Map of the path users take from getting to a website to taking an action on the site.
UX (USER EXPERIENCE)
What a user experiences when they browse a website. This can range from straightforward usability (can they accomplish a given task?) to the less tangible (what do they feel when they’re on the website?).
Software used to keep track of changes to code files, similar to the Track Changes feature of Word. Used by software teams so that they can work on the same code files at the same time without overwriting one another’s work.
Example: Git, Subversion