Like any skill, coding takes dedication and patience to develop.
Everything we do on computers and smartphones has some sort of code behind it telling it what to do.
Hardware is any element of a computer that's physical. Software is anything that tells hardware what to do and how to do it.
Behind all of the software we use on a daily basis, there's a code being run with all sorts of terms and symbols. Surprisingly, it can often be broken down into three simple programming structures called sequences, selections, and loops.
An algorithm is simply a set of steps used to complete a specific task. They're the building blocks for programming, and they allow things like computers, smartphones, and websites to function and make decisions.
Computers use a number system that has just two digits: one and zero. This system is called binary, and your computer uses it all the time.
Go deeper in our Computer Programming Basics tutorial.