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5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT COMPUTER PROGRAM

By Kehinde Lawal

August 4, 2020

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A computer program is a set of instructions that a computer follows to complete a task. “Coding” or “Programming, means writing the step by step instructions that tell the computer what to do.

We are surrounded by computer programs, many of the devices and gadgets we use every day are controlled by them. These machines all follow step by step instructions written by a computer programmer.

CELL PHONES

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Programs allow you to check call or send text messages. When you search for a contact, a program finds the correct phone number.

COMPUTER SOFTWARE

 

Everything a computer does, from browsing the internet to writing documents or playing music, works because of code written by a computer programmer.

GAMES

 

Console are just another type of computer and all games that run on them are programs. All the graphics, sounds and controls are written in code.

 

WASHING MACHINES

 

Washing machines are programmed to follow different cycles. Computer code controls how hot the water is and how long the wash takes.

 

CARS

cars

 

In some cars, computer program monitor the speed, temperature and amout of fuel in the tank. Computer programs can even help control the brakes to keep people safe.

Kehinde Lawal

About the author

I'm a young Nigerian passionate about technology.

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