Sunday, December 7, 2014

16. Code Week!

Coding: Considerations and Controversies

PART 1. What is the difference in:
scripting, programming and/or coding? What other terms are analogous?

PART 2. How many programming languages are out there?  Which would be the most useful to learn first?  Or do you feel none are important to learn? 

PART 3.  Pick one of the six sections below, read the entire article or watch the movies and share what you learned and your personal thoughts: 

IMPORTANT READ THIS! This weeks blog is a bit longer than most and worth 100 points.  You will have time in class to work on it as well. The expectations are higher.   Do real exploration of the topics, analyze what you read and write over 200 thoughtful, intelligent words to gain full credit.  

The knowledge you glean here might directly impact your future.


  1. 1.)Programming: The overall act of designing, expressing, debugging, then optimizing a software package.

    Coding: Expressing (implementing) a program. (You'll note I've yet to say anything about computer languages. This was intentional.)

    Scripting: Expressing a program (function, or subroutine) in a particular language.

    1. Lots more. And try to both add the real definitions and some commentary in your own words.


    2. 1a.) Programmers in movies are portrayed as some extreme techs that have been learning for 20 years. Although programming is not always super interesting, it's not boring either. For example there is a car plate recognition system that takes the plate number, looks through who registered the car, and then sends a ticket in 4 seconds.

    3. 1a.) Code is the list of instructions given to any computer in order for it to run. As time goes on, coding seems much more popular every day. Hour of code seems like a good idea, and it seems like it will become a necessity in the soon future.

      The definition for scripting is above, so this is my comment. Scripting does not seem widely known. Programming, coding, and scripting are becoming merged together more and more. Scripting also, from what I have read, is not as fast as coding because the instructions are not handled solely by the basic instruction processor.

      1b.)Programming:Process Coding:Code Scripting:Design.

      2.)There are thousands of programming languages, and for all we know, there are more being created every day or so. For beginners, Python we most likely be the easiest programming language to learn because it make some tiny mistakes like forget some semicolons or parenthesis, it won't mess you up as much as it would with Java. However, Java is one of the most useful languages to know, it runs on every single platform and it runs on every web browser. Basically, it runs on every technological device.

      3.) For my subject, I chose Computers are the future, but does everyone need to know code? The point of this is to try and get the world involved in coding because we use code every day and we don't even know it. I do not agree that it should be essential. in the article it mentions that if computers are not you thing, then just let programmers make it easier for you. After school we are given a choice of what job field we want to go into, however, not all jobs require coding, while learning code is not a bad idea at all, it is not essential either and should not be forced upon students at such an early age as kindergarten.

  2. England will become the first country in the world to mandate computer programming in primary and secondary schools. Should America do the same? Why? I think America should mandate computer programming. I also think that they should let kids at the age of five to start coding at that age. They should start at the age of ten because at the age of five, they really don't learn anything yet.
    2.What's the point? What side are you on? Why? Some coding helps people and I really don't care about Democrats and Republicans, I really don't know who to pick.I would pick the Democrats, I honesty don't know why I would pick them but I'll just say that their better,
    3.what's the message? What do you think? What should we do as GenYES?
    4Understand what MUSE is and what is the potential? Are we giving computers too much control? MUSE sucks up the worlds open source software and hundreds of billion of lines of coding and organize it in a database. The potential is that it is collecting all the sources and putting it on a database.

    1. Answer the questions in the order they are given and number them. Also indicate the article you chose and thoughtfully discuss both the information from the article and your personal thoughts.

    2. Do I look like a republican? NO! So how about you just either give me back my bathroom rug, or you just go crawl into your flying machine, you purple little alien monster! I WENT TO VIETNAM!!!

    3. 1.Scripting is a programming language that supports scripts and programs that are written for a special run time environment that can interpret.
      Programming is the action or process of writing computer program.
      Coding is the process of assigning a code to something for the purpose of classification

  3. Part One: a.What is the difference in scripting, programming and/or coding? Well they are all different in one way or another but they are sorta alike since they all work together as one. For example Scripting is a programming language that supports scripts, programs written for a special run-time environment that can interpret. An Programming is the action or process of writing computer programs. And Lasty Coding is the process of assigning a code to something for the purposes of classification or identification. In all a way they are connected but mainly they are different in their owns ways.
    b. What other terms are analogous? For Coding: Code, Catalogue, collect. For Programming: Arrange , Computer, draft, edit , process. For Scripting : Devise, Design, Ghostwrite? , invent.

    1. Part Two: a. I believe there are than 100 but to fact there are way, way more than 100 programming languages, I can't even begin to count all them and list them as well.
      b.Which ones or one is most useful to learn first? well I believe for beginners in coding Python which is said to be one of the easiest languages programs to work with. and I as well believe that question is false about none are important to learn? All them are probly very important to learn, maybe some or a few are really not even important to learn because they could be the same information as another site.

    2. Part Three : Don't believe anyone who tells you learning to code is easy!
      a. What is the author's advice? One Advice I believe is the most important is: As a programmer, there is a limitless amount of stuff to learn. You can become a specialist in one language or framework, but if your job is to build things efficiently, you will constantly need to be learning new tools and constantly feel out of your depth. It helps to be mentally prepared for feeling stupid.< Ray 1>
      b. After Reading Kate Ray's article it made me think about this question: Did you feel better or worse at the prospect of genuinely learning to code after reading this? It Sorta made me feel better about the prospect of genuinely learning to code, because the way she writes and says to us makes us not feel worse about ourselves on this topic.

  4. 1. Scripting is mainly for adding functionality to Web pages, such as menu styles or graphic displays. Scripting languages can also be embedded in HTML. Coding however, is a process in which you can create limitless amounts of software; all coding is constructed of separate lines of code with different actions corresponding to each line.

    2. There are about 40 different types of programming languages all together. For beginners, Java Script and C/C++ are probably the most used to get started in programming languages. You have to get started from somewhere, and you can always advance to more complicated programs.

    3. In these times, most people agree that becoming literate in coding is an essential part to comprehending languages, as well as math. It is also a fact that coders already make more money than the average American. CodeDay is an event run by StudentRND that is thrown all over the country, which is basically a 24 hours code-a-thon for dozens of different teams. It’s assumed that you must be very intelligent to learn Coding, but anyone can learn to code nowadays. Not everyone needs to be a coder, but as technology continues to advance there will be a massive job marker for those who wish to become coders.

  5. P1: From the definitions I found for the words, scripting, coding, and programming are each interrelated. For example, coding is writing lines of code that tell the system itself what to do (cmd window), scripting is writing lines of code that tell a runtime environment what to do (JRE/Java Runtime Environment), but both can be considered programming; they’re both programming, just for different purposes.

    P2: Of all of the programming languages I personally looked up for good languages to use when starting programming, one of the most prevalent responses was C or some variant (C+, C++, C#) or a language that is able to transition into C or some variant. The C programming language (or one of its variants) is the one language group that was talked about the most (at least on, where I found my list of recommended starting languages).

    P3: Learning some level of coding, or scripting, or programming has become necessary enough in today’s society that the public school system in England is making it part of their curriculum. Learning code is as important today and tomorrow as learning how to read and write; in a way, it combines those two subjects, plus learning another language, to create something that will, for the most part, be extremely useful in the decades to come.

    1. P3b: With the rise of computer programming, England is far and away getting ahead of the rest of the world, and only time will tell how good or bad this program turns out to be. Personally, I am all for a coding class in England's curricular system; they will be preparing their students for the decades to come, where everything is made in a computer before it's made anywhere else -- if you ask me, England has the right idea for what to do.

      (304 words)

  6. 1. The difference between coding, scripting, and programming
    A. Scripting originally meant to use an “incomplete” programming language to program a simple task. Today, it refers more to simply using a language to automate a task, no matter what language one uses.
    B. Coding is the task of translating from a language to another language that would eventually perform a task.
    C. Programming is providing instructions for any machine to run.
    In conclusion, all of these terms are very similar, and in today’s society, the exact same connotation. Some programmers dislike these terms to describe them, but in my position, I find that they are used to convey the same point.

    2. There are hundreds of different programming languages in existence, but on a professional level, only a fraction are used. Many languages are combinations of older languages, or updated versions of older languages, due practicality. It is definitely not useful to learn each and every programming language in existence, since many combine features of other languages. Some of the most useful languages to learn are Java, for its compatibility with multiple platforms, C++, for its all-around usage, Python, for its simple-to-learn syntax that can become a stepping stone to more complicated languages, and finally, Javascript, due to the dependence of the internet upon it.

    3. I chose the 6th blog choice because it seemed to be the most interesting. I’m not surprised at the jobs in top jobs of 2014, since the two categories they chose to be the best were software engineering and healthcare. I have known the jobs in these categories to be very prosperous, and there really were no surprises there. However, the other video on future jobs was very unexpected- and I disagreed with some of the new jobs. First of all, I never believe that there will be any jobs that alter the human genome. It’s not a question on technology- it’s a question of ethics, and since we, as a human race, are based on individually, it would never be an accepted practice to have the ability to change your genome. The same with the transhumanist surgeon- it would be too widely rejected by humanists.

  7. Part 1: Scripting is using a language and tells it to do a task. It is like a script for a show, movie, or news. It tells it what to do. Programming is how it should react to what the user does. Good examples of programming is video games and how they react to your actions and decisions.

    Part 2: There are so many languages it seems like people just started making some because they were bored. They all serve a purpose some are better than others but they all serve a purpose. Python is the most useful in my opinion because it is a beginner program and it gets you into programming. It gets you familiar with programming in general.

    1. Part 3: I did number 2 because it is a big question asked a lot. Computers are the future of the world but there are still jobs that don't need it. Not everyone is going to be good with computers so not everyone can learn coding. It is going to be a big part of the future but it is not going to be all of it. Everyone should just have to take one programming class like P.E. People should have some experience with coding but not force them to do it for a long time.

  8. Part 1: Scripts are distinct from the core code of the application. Scripts are often taken and interpreted from source code, where the applications they control traditionally are compiled to native machine code. Programming is a specific set of instructions for an application or system. Coding is when you change one language to another. It can be from English to Morse code, or from english to Java code. When you are coding, you are translating requirements into a language the environment your application will run in will understand.
    Part 2: There are hundreds if not thousands of programming languages, if I were to choose which one to learn first it would be Python because it is the easiest to learn first and is recommended by Hadi Partovi, co-founder of
    Part 3: Option 1. I think it is a great idea to teach children at a young age hoe to program and code. I t will give them a leading edge in the next generation job market. And they could be pioneers of new amazing technology, that will hopefully get us into better space exploration which is my hope.

  9. Part 1: Coding is something we give to a computer to tell it what to do and how to do it. It is the base in all of coding, because scripting and programming cannot be possible without the code that's written in the computer. The next in the importance rank is programming. Scripting cannot be possible without programming. Programming is using the code in the computer to create display, such as a browser, or a video game. The last rank of importance is scripting. Scripting is telling the object in the programming code what to do and how to do it. For example, the program can be chrome, and the scripting part can be the "New Tab" button. Scripting can tell the "New Tab" button to create a new tab in the browser. Without the coding part of the computer, none of this can be possible.

    Part 2: There are approximately 8512 coding languages that is listed up on a website. Honestly, what I would say is to take baby steps. If you want to code but have no idea what it is, you should give the time to learn on what it is first, or else you won't know what you're doing. Next is to learn how to do Scratch. Scratch is a Web-Browser flash game creator that allows players to create simple 2-D creations using code that is typed out for you in the form of "Blocks" If you want to know what I mean, visit:

    Part 3:

    1. Part 3: I honestly came upon that type of method when I started to code. Right now I am planning to learn Java, however, I can't take it upon myself to learn it as of right now because I'm trying to learn and master the arts of "Scratch" which is mentioned above. The 5th article in which I read sounds like me when I started coding. When I got errors, then I started fixing them. Then I got more errors. I started to get more boredom than excitement in scripting my own creations. Some say it may come easier, I just hope it does when I take the big step in learning Java.

  10. Part 1: Definition of scripting: A computer script is a list of commands that are executed by a certain program or scripting engine. Scripts may be used to automate processes on a local computer or to generate Web pages on the Web. Definition of programing: Program is a common computer term that can be used as both a noun and a verb.
    Definition of code: the process of assigning a code to something for the purposes of classification or identification.
    From theses definitions, Scripting seems to run both coding and programing. Scripting run the programing. It creates the web. Programing is different because it is like the structure, more common. As the definition put like nouns and verbs. Code identifies the scripting and the programing. Code put thing a list of function and keeps it organized. They all add up to help each other as well. The differences help function.
    Part 2: To my research there is about 2,085 programing languages. Out of those 2,000 plus languages there are only a select few, or even commonly known.

    1. Part 2: REPLY. The article states that the language Python is good to start with. Due to it being so easy. It also states the Java Scrip is the most useful. They both have pros. Python is easy and has a guide so you never get lost. As with Java its a little bit harder, but you can use it on everything. I feel Java would be better because you can use in on many computers. so easy to do where ever. I feel that I pick Python because I learn things better with a guide. I do feel it be beneficial to learn there languages, due to a future jobs or even our future as human. Language is a structure. Everything needs structure.

    2. Part 3: The authors advice is to stick to tutorials and accept that coding is hard. In order to understand you need to accept the boredom and anxiety of coding. You have strengths in areas and not others, but master both to have a successful job. Do step by step, little by little. to accomplish code. Overall this author made me look at coding in other ways, as a you receive what you get. If you put what you know then you get the most out of it. You use your skills are, and use them to learn new ones. That all the frustration is worth it in the end, to learn and grow as a tech person. Learning code seem intimidating, at the same time it looks like a growing learning experience. It will bring me to the true struggles of problem solving. That giving up is not the answer in the code filled. It is demanding but rewarding. This article is bias, but a first hand experience of thinking you know all in code, and what can happen when it goes to your heard. Be open to always learn about technology. This article was enjoyable to read and think about, for the future.

  11. Part 1
    1. I think it is when you use a tool or combination of tools to automate a task or series of tasks – regardless of the language it is written in. I can be lazy, I would script cooking breakfast if I could. It doesn’t have to be just limited to a command line tool. Use what you see most fit for what you are trying to automate.
    2.A coder is someone who codes from one language to another. It can be from English to Morse code, or from English to Java code. When you are coding, you are translating requirements into a language the environment your application will run in will eventually understand
    3.To program any machine or application requires you provide it with a set of instructions to run. Or it can be set of instructions telling your browser how bounce a ball GIFProgramming involves activities such as analysis, developing understanding, generating algorithms, verification of requirements of algorithms including their correctness and resource consumption, and implementation (commonly referred to as coding of algorithms in a target programming language. Source code is written in one or more programming languages (such as C, C++, C#, Java, Python, Smalltalk, JavaScript, etc.). The purpose of programming is to find a sequence of instructions that will automate performing a specific task or solving a given problem. The process of programming thus often requires expertise in many different subjects, including knowledge of the application domain, specialized algorithms and formal logic.
    EXPLANATION-So in my opinion all of them have a lot of similarities but also some differences. They all are using a different language or text to get your computer to do something.
    Part 2
    1. there are hundreds maybe even thousands of programing languages that range from even the simplest programing games to the most serious diametric languages out there. I would say that the most important programing language to learn would be java because it has a variety of different things to learn in basic format but also in depth.
    Part 3
    The message of the video is to show how powerful, fun but also necessary coding is. I thought it was pretty cool how famous successful people shared their input on coding. there are many actions that could be put in place like implanting mandantory classes through our education.

  12. Part 1
    The differences between scripting and programming are not big. Programming is like a set of instructions that a machine follows, like an alarm clock is programed to go off at a certain time. Where as scripting is a line of code that executes a command, that could be something like a link or video on a webpage. If you look at these two with what their purposes are, they both are instructions and commands that tell something what to do.

    Part 2
    There must be thousands of languages for programming, many are probably very complex and hard to understand. However the link in the blog takes you to a Business Insider Article that says this "Python is an easy language for beginners." If I had to pick a language to start learning programming with it would probably be Python.

    Part 3 (Section 6)
    The "Best Jobs in 2014" Showed that software developers are beginning to Make big bucks like doctors. This make me very excited because I would love to be a software dev, and earn good money. And it makes sense to me because technology is a huge part of this world now and only getting bigger. And the video about future jobs talked about 10 jobs that are predicted to be popular in the future. All of these jobs involved advanced technology, or technology that is already being worked on. I am excited to see if some of these jobs really come to existence and make good salary.

  13. 1. Scripting is the process of writing script or words for something. For instance, a play or a movie. Programming is the act or process of planning or writing a program. An example of a program would be a tv show or maybe a game. Coding is the process of assigning a code to something for a reason or for it to do something. Coding is in most if not all of technology. For example, a game, computers, software, ext. would need coding to do anything.

    2. There are hundreds, possibly thousands of programming languages out there in existence right now. In actuality there is an infinite number of programming languages since they are always being created and they will always be able to be created. The easiest programming language to learn first depends on what you want to do. One of the easiest programming languages to start off with is called "Python". As this may be an easy programming language to start off with, it may not be for you depending on what you want to do.

    3. (option 2) Me personally I think it is not necessary for everyone to learn how to code. Coding is very important in technology and if you want a job or just to work with technology it may be very important to learn how to code. Of course everyone does not have to code. We've survived thousands of years without coding and can definitely live without it. For instance, if you are a farmer then there is absolutely no reason why you would need to know how to code. All you would need to know is how to grow crops. So it may be important to know how to code but it is definitely not needed so everyone does not need to know how to code.

  14. Resources
    Coding V.S. Programming V.S. Scripting
    Five Best Programming Languages for Beginners
    “America Can Code”

    Coding: Considerations and Controversies

    Part One: The differences between programming, coding, and scripting is a small difference. Each has to do with writing in a language for technology, but each in it’s own respected area. Scripting is writing language using a specific format and scripting software. If you were to turn off JavaScript and go to a website such as Facebook, Google+, or even Gmail, the website would look like an unfinished project. These websites use JavaScript to create the special layout and functionality of the entire website, so turning it off would reduce it to plain text. Coding is a little more simpler, but still just as important. Coding is the use of writing in multiple languages, such as writing English into Java code. As an example, coding is like changing English in Morse code! And finally, programming is giving a machine or such instructions on what to do with the code it was just given. Think of it like this, a coffee maker is able to know that at 7:15AM that it needs to start brewing coffee, so that when you get out of the shower, coffee is waiting for you. Coffee cares, coffee understands your needs, you can trust coffee.

    Part Two: The number of programming languages is almost unimaginable, it could possibly be an infinite number of languages. However, most are not used. On an article by LifeHacker, some of the best languages include Java, Javascript, Ruby, Python, and the C/C++ family. These are usually the best programming languages to get into, as companies look towards people who can easily write in them. They would be useful going into any sort of tech job, unlike a coding program such as App Inventor for Android’s visual block language.

    Part Three: Computers are the Future, but does everyone need to code?
    Coding appears to be growing and growing every year, larger and faster than some may think! They estimate that there will be about 1.4 million jobs in coding by the year 2020, the only problem is there will be an estimated number of 400,000 Americans to fills those positions. Tony Cardenas has actually come up with a bill towards congress titled the “416D65726963612043616E20436F646520”, or the “America Can Code (ACC)” act. This act will hopefully consider coding as a foreign language in America for students in school to learn and graduate with as a foreign language. The America Can Code act will hopefully pass and allow students to learn coding at an early age so when they grow up, more people will have the knowledge to code and fill in those positions in coding.

  15. 1.)
    The main difference is that scripting says what to do, and what actions need to be executed. Programming/coding is the act of putting in the commands and orders that need to be done, that the script will deal out.
    Obligatory Ctrl+c, Ctrl+v
    Scripting: "a programming language that supports scripts, programs written for a special run-time environment that can interpret (rather than compile) and automate the execution of tasks that could alternatively be executed one-by-one by a human operator."
    Programming: "provide (a computer or other machine) with coded instructions for the automatic performance of a particular task."

    Over Theres a whole bunch of them. Too lazy to count :\
    Full list:

    Here are the languages ive heard of, that I think should be learned.
    C++, Python, Java/JavaScript (I would write HTML just to make Callahan mad)

    I think everyone should eventually learn to program if they want to start using computers. It is a great skill that can come in handy. If we run out of people that know how to code, how will we make technology?
    Heck, my mom knows some programming, it hurts my ego.

  16. Part 1: I'm not an expert in this so I will try my best to try to explain this. From what i could gather from my research SCRIPTING is a fast and simple why to hold applications together sort of acting as a glue. A CODE is like taking one language and putting it into another such as Morse Code to English. PROGRAMMING is giving a certain task for a piece of machinery to do, sort of like giving it the instructions to do something. Instead of SCRIPTING you could use the term GLUE, CODE can be used as TRANSLATE, and PROGRAMMING can be used as INSTRUCTIONS.

    Part 2: The best info i found on the matter of how many there are is over 2000+. I don't believe that it should be required to learn one but if your into those three types of things i would start small with JavaScript then pike the one you find best to learn for the next years of your life. The profession that i wish to go into is the computer engineering, so i don't know if i have to learn programming or not.

    Part 3: Well i agree that computer are going to be the future of us because all we do is progress. The side that i choose is not to just have kids code. Like me they will find out what they what to do in the future and some of them will not require the use of code. If they want to code and it sounds interesting to them then go ahead but don't make it a mandatory class.

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    1. 1. Scripting, coding, and programming are all different words, and generally can be used to describe different types of work. Overall, they can all be used interchangeably. Scripting is generally used to describe automation and smaller creations, but scripting is just a smaller form of programming, and still gives the "programmer" label to anyone in the industry. Coding can be found all over, including in languages outside of technology. Coding is a better way of describing translation, knowing how to convert something into a readable form for others, in this case, computers. Programming is the most widely used of the three words. It can describe the others, as coding and scripting are all still created by programmers. Programming is just used to describe the entire picture, while the others show the smaller pieces to the overall design. In the end though, they all are the same.

      2. When most people think of programming, they think Java, or C++. Occasionally they may think of Python, or Ruby, but mainly the most widely used ones. There are currently six-hundred and ninety-six various programming languages that are known to have been used in the past. It may seem like a lot, but most of them are just modified versions of the others. Once you learn one, its easy to learn the rest. If you are going to start the journey towards becoming a programmer, two of the best languages to learn are Java and Python. Python is the easiest, and is generally known for being simple to learn. Java is used nearly everywhere, and is a good foundation towards becoming successful in the industry. If you already have some basic knowledge, and plan on developing larger programs, C++ and C# are good to know. They might be more difficult to learn, but are generally used more. For basic programs, its best to just stick with Java.

      3. England has recently started to require students to take a programming class throughout their years of education. With technology quickly becoming used in all of the world's functions, it is vital for the population to know at least the basics of how it works. Like many classes, coding doesn't have to be your final goal, but it definitely helps along the way. Instead of flipping burgers at a local fast food place as a last resort job, use the knowledge provided by the school system to gain a more diverse selection of business to provide you with the necessary requirements to survive. Become a programmer, or maybe just help people locally who have problems with technology, there is always a need for knowledge in computers. Programming is a tool for success, and is just as necessary as your main curriculum, what you choose to do with it is up to you. Other countries should follow in the steps of England and allow courses to be taken on the subject. Even if students choose not to use it in their future business, the abilities that programming enables are extremely important to know how to accomplish in this generation, and everybody across the globe should be exposed to it.

  18. Part 1: Programming: The overall act of designing, expressing, debugging, then optimizing a software package.

    Scripting: Expressing a program (function, or subroutine) in a particular language.

    Coding: Expressing (implementing) a program.

    Part 2: (In order from easiest to hardest) Python, Java, Ruby, HTML. I personally would like to know all of them to a point where I can breeze through the basics of something and get right into the the meat, and or complexity of the code and such itself. So I'd start by using the easiest one first...Python and work my way up until I can get good enough to go into major coding like C++.

    Part 3: I personally think that if there's more coders out there and it becomes a much larger community and we all can work as a whole to express the ideas and thoughts of each other to make a large number of activities and advancements towards many things. Having kids code is a great thing to have go around. I honestly wouldn't mind teaching coding sometime in the future to the young minds of children everywhere.

  19. 1. Coding is the broadest term so I am going to start with that one. Coding to put it simply is any code (that works) into a computer. This includes scripting, programing, and entering code into a terminal or The DOS of a machine. Scripting is coding a "script" that a program can use. This would be used for modifications, updates, and other such things that can not run as a program on there own. Programing is coding a program that can by it self on a computer it can be righting a program as complex as a game or as simple a cube that rotates on screen.

    2. There are hundreds of programing languages to learn. But BASIC is an easy quick way to start programing but is not very useful, I think the most important programing languages to learn are C++ C#, VB, Java, and HTML/HTML5.

    1. A lot of big companies need websites as long as you know HTML you will be an important part of any company. A lot of modern software is written in C++, C#, or Java. Being able to program in the listed languages is a very valuable skill. Even if VB is a little out dated.

    2. 3. I think this short movie is saying that the world is changing. For better or for worse it is changing and if we don't adapt to this it will be very bad. I mean look at how far the computer has come, if you have a car made in the last 30 years it has a computer in it. We have phones that we use everyday that are more powerful than what we used to send people to the moon. I think the best step as GenYES is to spread this video as much as possible. To get everyone to know just a little code.

  20. Part 1:Scripting is used as a sort of “glue” to tie different applications together,usually to automate some mundane task.Coding is translating from english to a coding language,such as english to Java Code.When coding,you are basically changing the code into a language the environment your application will run in will eventually understand.Scripting is just you providing it with a set of instructions to run. whether it be a coffee maker or a piece of software.

    Part 2:The most simplistic language,which is perfect for those looking to get experience in the field of coding is Python. Very beginner friendly,Python will not trip the user up as much if they forget a parentheses or misplace a semicolon it won’t trip the user as much.Javascript is by a landslide the most iconic,and used language but it is not as simple,making it a challenge for new users.As far as importance of languages go,it really depends on who is using it and what they are making.

    Part 3:Now,on to the United Kingdoms newest law, enforcing coding into primary and secondary schools i really don’t like the idea.I do want to learn all about code but the statement that everyone should learn it is very biased.When i think of everyone,i think of my family who uses computers for nothing more than work, Facebook, and basic web browsing.It is the same as saying that all people should have basic mechanic skills for an automobile because most people have cars,it’s untrue and depends on perspective.I think they should offer it more brightly and more often just not force it.

  21. Part 1: Programming is, in simple terms, instructions for a device to follow. It is expected to do what it is programmed to do.Scripting on the other hand is basically a code or command where you can tell it what to do and when to do it or how many times to do this certain command.

    Part 2:There is a plethora of languages for programming it is almost uncountable. It is said that "Python" is one of the easiest you can learn and i'm sure every single one of these languages are important in some sort of way.

    Part 3: I decided to choose the second article. The point of this article is to show how technology is going to be a big thing in the future and everyone should know how to use code and learn that like a first language. This is 100% true, technology is already a huge thing and it can only get bigger and better but i don't see how that should affect how much we know about code already. Just because technology is used more often nowadays i don't see why code should be such an important thing. People may dream of having these jobs about learning code and how to use it and that's fine but i don't think everyone should have to learn code they should be able to learn/study whatever they choose.

  22. 1. Scripting may have referred to “incomplete” or “limited” languages. Usually used as the “glue” that tied different applications together, or just as an easy language to write something quick and dirty to automate some mundane task. A coder is someone who codes from one language to another. It can be from English to Morse code, or from English to Java code. When you are coding, you are translating requirements into a language the environment your application will run in will eventually understand (server, PC, iPhone, browser, etc.), and this is where the term “code monkey" comes from. To program any machine or application requires you provide it with a set of instructions to run. Be it your fancy coffee machine that is programmed to have coffee ready by 7:15 am.

    2. There are hundreds if not thousands of different code languages out for us to learn and use. Me personally am looking into Ruby which is said to be an easy language to get into for beginners and is relatively easy to write.

    3. With the rise of computer programming, England is far far away, getting ahead of the rest of the world, with it's required coding classes, and only time will tell us how good this idea will be when it comes to the economy, jobs, and tech. Personally, I am all for a coding class in England's, and hopefully soon America's, educational system; they will be preparing their students for the future, where everything is made in a computer before it's made anywhere else -- England has the right idea for what to do and all should follow this brilliant countries ideas.

  23. 1 I don't think america should do the same.reason being lack of access to technology, some kids don't have the privilege of having technology at our fingertips some kids in america are lucky to get a good meal and a shelter but if this was not a problem i would be all for it because for the time I've spent in genyes I've learned a lot and been able to solve problems with computer that i have not been able to fr my whole life so i think it would help the children and make make more jobs for teachers and open job opportunity's for the children

  24. 1.) Coding is just when you enter code that the computer can output, programming is when you design things with code, or enhance it in any way, programmers are able to run tests to check the coding's correctness. Scripting is when you create a certain function in a specific coding language.

    2.) There are over a hundred coding languages, i'm not very fond of a lot but I would start with java since it's like the only language I've ever tried. I can only do simple things with coding, but it's still cool.

    3.) (5) The author made me feel better about coding, he said that if you want to become good at it you have to start slow, repeat things a lot, and to realize that it's not as easy as you think. For people who learn to code, there is a limitless amount of information to learn, so it can be frustrating at times, and it is also very time consuming just to learn a few new things.

  25. Part 1: well to see the differences between these words you have to look at what they apply to. It look like this in steps. Coding-->Programming-->finally you get the script. First coding is the person writing the code for what he wants the app to do. Then programming is adding the programs to the code. Then the script is what the computer runs off of.

    Part 2: The most important one to learn is is JavaScript but that is hard to start out with so as it said I would recommend python first because it does not give you as big of a challenge. As you evolve with python you get stronger at code you can learn JavaScript which allows you to have access to many high pay jobs and the ability to code many devices.

    Part 3: 6. Well I was surprised of some of the jobs he picked for the future but the top jobs did make sense due to how little people are in the field and how it is needed. Also some of the jobs did not make sense since how hard it would be to find highly capable AI like what he showed.

  26. 1. Scripting is like programming, but inside of a program. Programming is making the program from scratch. But the actual act of programming/scripting is very very similar, to almost no difference at all. Analogous terms: Analogous - similar; analogous - comparable; read - interpret

    2. There are hundreds of different coding languages. Some are more serious and complex than others, while others are more meant for fun, a joke, or just for a small program that uses it's own unique code. I would think Gamemaker code or JavaScript would be the best, cause I see those as starting blocks to the vast world of programming.

    3. (2) I don't think everyone needs to code. Yes, computers and technology are a very huge part in societey, however you don't need to know how to code to make food, drive a car, do paperwork, etc. Only programmers and computer engineers and any job heavily involving programs and computers should really need to know how to code. Plus, if everyone knows how to code, then how special is it? If everyone knows how to code, there will be lots of job positions going away and leaving less jobs for geeks that specialize in it.

  27. 1. According to the small differences my brain could comprehend from my Google searches, coding has to do with creating commands in a programming language, scripting is using said code to create actions with said code, and programming is applying said actions to some sort of object or something. I think...
    2. There are metric butt-tonnes of programming languages out there, and the amount varies on how you look at it. One of the most universal and important ones to know is Javascript, as it is used on most, if not all, major operating systems.
    3. After watching an Hour of Code video (3), the message that came across was that coding is important because it improves critical thinking and learning, and is fundamental to a variety of tech jobs.

  28. Coding is when you use a programming language to create commands, scripting is using those commands to perform actions, and then programming is taking those actions and tying them to to an object or something of the sort.

    When I tried to research how many programming languages there were out there I came up with too many results to count. However many well known ones are Javascript, C++, as well as others. These languages are well known because they are used for many things in the coding world.

    It is cool that England is now requiring coding classes in their education. Even if you're not into tech its awesome that England has recognized the world of code as a viable career path. School should be about broadening your horizons and taking a class in coding gives you experience that some people will never have. Having experience in coding could secure you a job in the future. I would love to see the United States take steps in the same direction as England and am looking forward to that day in the future, because I'm sure its coming.

  29. P1. scripting is when you use a tool or combination of tools to automate a task or series of tasks – regardless of the language it is written in. coding is someone who codes from one language to another. programing is the overall act of designing, expressing, debugging, then optimizing a software package.

    P2. There are thousands of programming languages. Java would be the best to learn first because its most used.

    P3. i chose (6.) i think that its good that top jobs have to do with computers and technology but it could be a bad thing as well if only robots know how to do surgery and humans don't what if something where to happen to the robots no one would know how to do a surgery

  30. 1.) Scripting is a type of programming language that involves using programs that can interpret the execution of tasks, and any language has the opportunity to become a scripting language, but it would have to be easily identifiable in order to use it, and programming involves a process that makes an original computing problem into executable programs.
    2.) I found that there was about 694 different programming languages from just a single site, with many more elsewhere, so there is quite a few of them. I believe that I have heard that Java and maybe the C++ languages are pretty good to start off with.
    3.) England will become the first country in the world to mandate computer programming in primary and secondary schools. Should America do the same? Why? This was an interesting article because it showed that England decided to take this part of education of their own accord, and it seems to be working well for them at the moment, and it will really only help them in the future as technology is becoming more common. I think that America should probably do the same thing because it will allow us to stay on top of whatever new technology is released with greater ease, and it might also make children at school more interested in certain other things

  31. 1) Scripting is the glue that holds applications together. Coding is translating english into word the computer can understand to tell the application what to do. Programming is telling the machine to do a certain action.
    2)There are hundreds of programming languages. Some are pointless or just variants of others. The first coding languages to learn are Java, Ruby, Python, C/C++, and JavaScript.
    3) I chose number 1. England will begin to require students to learn to code starting at age 5 through 16. I believe America should mandate this also because it is a very useful skill to learn as everything these days requires computers. This will help students later in life if they are getting a job that gives more pay. With schooling like this it will better prepare the students of America for the workforce and life in the future.


  32. Part 1]
    Scripting, Programming and coding all have their own unique aspects, but, just like learning a foreign language, if you learn one, learning the next one will be twice as easy as you’ll be able to connect the dots faster: especially since the three share a lot of the same terminology.

    Scripting is something I do a lot in my spare time, as you can see:

    I script in RBXlua, a derivative of the lua scripting language. This is what I use to fill my games with enemies, items, weapons, you name it! RBXlua is my first language, and I think it’s a brilliant way to learn for your first time (see bottom of my robomind assignment for details)

    However, the term “Coder” is a bit misleading. Coding, traditionally, refers to -- well, encoding and decoding. Think of it as decoding Morse Code, writing down the beeps and boops into english. Much like the telegraph operators of the past, coders today still translate what they want to say into code, and then the program will run that for them.

    Part 2]
    There are hundreds and hundreds of scripting/programming languages- pretty much an infinite amount of them, actually. This is because a lot of scripting languages derive from base languages. For example, I use RBXlua, which is a smaller version of the lua language targeted at ROBLOX game developing and working with the ROBLOX game engine. With that in mind, coding languages can be adapted, changed and modified to best suit the needs of the programmer or development team, for whatever software or hardware they may be working on.

    Part 3]
    I chose number five, as I’ve spent roughly 4 and a half years learning to script. Coding CAN be easy, as long as you’re given the right tools and the creative freedom. I can code pretty fluently in lua, as stated before, and part of that is my sheer want to learn. I taught myself by looking at other’s code and adapting it. As long as you have creative freedom and are working on something that you are passionate about, learing to code is fun and logical.

  33. PART 1: Scripting, programming and coding are all unique ideas and actions on a computer. Scripting is an automated string of actions triggered by a simple command. A lot of scripting that people usually do, is to complete a simple task. Programming is designing software to respond to actions. When I think of programing, I usually think of creating games, because games often have to be reactionary. The term ‘Coding’ pretty much refers to ANY type of code writing. It’s kind of the general overarching term.

    PART 2: There are literally hundreds of different languages to use in code. Almost every operating system, application or other function uses it’s own unique language. I think the best thing someone can learn when getting into coding is either C++ or Python. These are both very general programs with LOTS of tutorials around the internet. I first language I learned to use was GML (GameMaker Language).

    PART 3: Don’t Believe Anyone Who Tells You Learning To Code Is Easy
    Kate Ray talks about learning a new language (in code). She explains how coding languages are often harder to learn than other ‘real’ languages because of the infinite possibilities. You can do almost anything with a coding language, and when it receives updates, it gives you the opportunity to learn even more. I’ve been thinking what learning coding would be like in a pre-internet era. I can’t imagine the struggles those Engineers face when trying to learn something so vast. The coding experience today has a much easier learning curve than its ever had. We can receive help from others and share our creations across the internet. I look forward to learning more coding languages in the future.

  34. part 1:

    Scripting, coding and programming can all be used in creative ways to do similar things but are, in fact, different. A good example of programming is a robot. Essentially what they do is they respond to things that they can be programmed to detect. Coding is different in that you are creating whatever it is that they respond to. In coding, you are in control of everything the program sees. Coding responds to whatever you do. If your playing a game and your character walk in front of an enemy, the game's coding tells that enemy to attack you. With scripting, whatever it is that you scripted will stick strictly to that. A good example of this is in the original Mario game, The Goomba's were scripted to walk back and forth in a certain area, and whether you were there or not that is what they did.

    part 2:

    There are seriously a countless number of programming languages out there. It would be useless to put a specific number on them because more and more appear every month. I think that the most important languages to learn for somebody hoping to go into the computer business would be Python, because it is a good intro to programming, GML because that is an all-around useful language, and extremely useful to someone if they are trying to get into designing video games, HTML because designing websites is becoming a bigger and bigger business. The link that the top of the blog actually included the ones I listed. That goes to show that they are very good to learn because if even me, who is nowhere near knowing everything about computers, knows which ones would be best to learn, then they are probably a little important.

    part 3:

    Teaching our children to code, a quiet revaluation

    This article talked about how England is the first country to teach their children to code. This is a brilliant idea because with so much technology in the world, people need to know how it works. It is extremely important to understand how it all works because the future genius's will grow up knowing how to use their intellect on the computer to speed up even faster the speed that technology is moving.

  35. 1. If America wants to keep its economy healthy, then we for sure need to start teaching code as a mandatory course in our schools. As we move deeper into the digital age, our jobs, and most likely jobs in the future, will require some kind of computer or programming knowledge.

    2. Code, to me, is optional. To work in tech support or computer manufacturing, this skill is not required. However, if you are going into a field that requires code, programmer, game designer, website creator, etc. you should most definitely have the knowledge of how to code if you're going into those jobs. But, like I said, that's an if. If people want to learn code, they should be able to, instead of being forced to.

    3. What the film is saying is that coding is quickly becoming a necessity. However, I see it as an optional career path that has opened up. Learning to code should be a choice based on what you want to do for a living. I don't believe it should be a required course.

    4. MUSE is Mining and Understanding Software Enclaves. Created by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). I hope that the harsh days of raw coding can disappear and instead be replaced with linearity with what MUSE is bringing to the table.

    5. The author is giving us the truth. Coding is difficult and isn't as easy as everyone says it is. We all want to start coding because we're being fed this propaganda, by people we look up to, that coding is so easy a child could do it. When in actuality, coding monotonous, scary, and like taking a leap of faith every time you start a new project. I don't want to code, nor do I even want to learn. This was my perspective on day 1. Now, after seeing this, I am quite certain that I never want to pick up code.

    6a. These statistics make sense. As we move further into the age of advancing technology, our high paying job fields of today are being over-shadowed by the jobs dealing with tech, programming, and computers. You can see that everywhere, society is upgrading. Skills of the past are being considered less and less useful today. Working in computers and programming is very high paying, so we need to learn and adapt so we don't get left behind.
    6b. As some would like to think how far-fetched these ideas are, I expect these jobs are coming a lot closer to existence as the years go by.

  36. 1.The differences between scripting programing and coding are, for one scripting is used mainly for for writing something quick in an easy language for a easy task or to tie different applications together. As for coding, coding is writing the commands for the exact action, coding is also translating one language to another. Programing is to give something set instructions for it to function, like a alll thay each have there similarities differecers from one another.

    2.There are more programing languages then I can count out in the world, multiple for each letter in the alphabet and each with its own unique quality. As for which one we should learn first, I think we should start with Python. Python is a very easy coding language and, being a freshman without the slightest clue to coding, seems like the best chose to start with.

    3. I am doing number 6. I think that as for the best jobs, that tech jobs will be the best for many years to come. There is programing and coding in so many everyday objects and activities that there is a drought of well educated people to do it. As for the future all these jobs revolves technology, so its a safe bet for the future to get knowledge of it.

  37. 1)scripting is used mainly for for writing something fast in an easy language for a simple task or to tie different applications.For coding it is writing the commands for the exact action it is also translating one language to another. Programing is to give something set of instructions for it to function like a robot in alll thay each have there similarities differecers from one another.

    2)There are so many programing probably thousands. For what we should learn first I believe is Python because first its simple and anyone can learn it

    3)For me its the second one. I have chosen this article because computers are the the future but do we really need coding? I honestly believe many student will go into a field that require no such skill in coding yes it would be useful to learn and know but I just dont see it being needed for many professions that many stundents want to go to.

  38. 1.) Scripting is a incomplete language because of its interchangeability it is also considered the glue the holds the code together. Coding is translating a language to another in computer terms. When you are coding, you are translating requirements into a language the environment your application will run in will eventually understand. Programming means that you write a program for a machine to carryout as the program dictates and requires.

    2.) There are hundreds of languages of code there are also joke codes and family's of code. Learning code is entirely on what you want to do there are basic coding languages such as C, Java, C#, Perl, Ruby, and Python. These are the languages for beginners I do think its important to learn code but there is a limit not everyone should learn code because I think that there wont be a demand for coding in basic jobs in our generation.

    3.)2 Does everyone need to know how to code. No as of right now everyone does not require to code anything because the majority of jobs don't require coding. But for the next generation I think so by the time we in genyes have kids I bet technology will have gotten to a very advanced that coding will be part of everyday life and it will be integrated nicely into our daily lives.

  39. Scripting is most traditionally referred to as an incomplete coding language used to “glue” different applications together. Coding is the term used for translating one language to another whether its English to java or C++ to English to Python. Programming means you are using a complete language to tell a computer what to do, using a nearly infinite number of layers within a program.

    There are essentially countless languages used to program computers. Some examples are C++, C#, Java, Python, and Batch. It would be most beneficial to learn how to even. Then I could even and it would be the greatest. That’s why when I graduate college I’ll have all of the so much I could even want to have. Here in GenYes we learn how to have what it takes away your self confidence so that you can’t even anymore, and it won’t work to understand all of what you need to find the yes, this is the American Dream

    Many people are convinced that integrating coding courses into elementary schools will benefit everyone. But I believe that this is not true. This will benefit everyone except those who actually care about a career in coding. I am not convinced that almost every job will involve having to program software. Many of them will but not enough to require everyone to have the skill. It seems that there only be enough coding jobs to turn programmers into a valuable commodity. This will mean less competition and higher pay for them. As an aspiring programmer I wanted companies to compete over me rather than me compete against other programmers.


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