Do you know what the most popular programming language is? Do you want to know more about how many jobs there are in the field of computer programming? If so, then this blog post is perfect for you. In it, we will talk about 5 interesting facts that not everyone knows about coding and programmers.
547,000 people were employed as computer programmers in 2013 in the USA alone this number is 14% lower than it was 5 years ago – that means that there are fewer jobs in programming.
However, 5 years from now, there will be more employment opportunities in this field than 5 years ago, because the increase in demand for computer programmers is predicted to be 23%, which will outpace the 14% decrease.
The first-ever programmer on the earth was a woman named Ada Lovelace.
The first programmer on Earth was a woman named Ada Lovelace. Her work is considered the beginning of computer science and she’s often called “the mother of mathematics” for her influence in both these fields, even though most people don’t know about it!
Ada Lovelace was born in 1815. She’s a mathematician and the daughter of English poet Lord Byron, who many consider being “the first computer programmer in history”.
The first programming language (per sé) was called Fortran, and it was created in the ’50s.
FORTRAN is a programming language that became popular in the 1950s and 1960s. It was created by IBM to facilitate scientific computing, but today it’s used for so much more!
There are 699 different programming languages according to Wikipedia.
There are over 700 programming languages on Wikipedia, but you already know 2-5. That’s why it is important to broaden your knowledge base by learning some new ones!
Thomas Edison was the first person to use the term “bug” – and it was a real bug!
Bugs are actually quite common in the world of technology. Thomas Edison was one such person who used this word, though he didn’t coin it; instead, an earlier inventor from 70 years ago first wrote about “bugs” back then and so popularized its use after that point!
At 3:45 PM, September 9, 1947, the first actual incident of a computer bug was recorded.
Some projects require using multiple programming languages.
Fun facts about computer programming
It took less code to send a man to space than to run a smartphone!
It’s crazy to think that in the 70s, NASA’s reusable space shuttle had less code than our phones! Imagine living then and not knowing what happened with all those computers we use every day.
In this passage about how technology has evolved over time I learned two interesting factsoidings: First off – The Reusable Space Shuttle from 1970 only had 200 lines of computer PROGRAMMING compared to today where your average smartphone is flooded with apps…
Facts about computer programming career
There are 600,000 current computing job openings.
I don’t know the exact number, but 600K is what’s being offered.
If you have better or more accurate data enter it below and let me know!
The average salary of a computer programmer is $64,261 annually.
The average yearly salary of a computer programmer in the US is $64,361 according to payscale.com
Facts about game development or programming
The first computer game didn’t make any money.
The video game industry is growing at an incredible rate. In 2018, it produced almost $140 billion in revenue with a total of over 100% growth from last year’s numbers and has even topped out surpassing 160 billion dollars by reaching 159 today!
That doesn’t mean there aren’t some downsides though – Spacewar!, the first-ever digital computer game created back when we were still using punch cards for computing power was never able to make any money despite being developed during what many consider one if not THE most important years for technology due tp innovations such as ENIAC which made its debut on February 14, 1945 (and you know how much she cost).
Facts about Python programming
Python was NOT named after a snake.
When Guido van Rossum, a Python coding genius and the lead developer for the language who has remained so active in its development that he is now nicknamed “Benevolent Dictator For Life” (BDFL). As it turns out though not after Monty Python but rather Beecheon snakes!
The name of this Unix Programing Language comes from William T. Vollmann’s novel _Montana_.
Functions can return multiple values.
In contrast to C and Java, Python allows functions to return more than one value. These values can be stored directly in variables without having them first converted into another data type. A function isn’t only restricted by returning a single variable – you may instead receive 0s or 1s as your output from the code!
Facts about Java programming language
Java was called Oak at the starting
Java got its original name from a tree. The lawyers at Sun found that there was already a business called “Oak,” so they had to change it for legal purposes which just goes on to show how smart these people are with naming things!
Java was created accidentally.
The humble origins of modern-day computing can be traced back to 1992 when James Gosling was working at Sun Labs. His team members took on the task of building a set-top box and started by cleaning up C++; wound up with something new in Java or Oak if you will!
Facts about C programming language
The “C” programming language had a predecessor called “B”.
C was created by Ken Thompson, a computer scientist at Bell Labs. The “B” in C indicates that this programming language is designed for use with the binary numbering system used to represent digital information as numbers instead of letters or symbols like those found on printed pages; it’s also called ‘computer’ or decimal encoding scheme because anything can be turned into just 1s and 0s which makes calculations really easy when combined together–the best way we know-how so far!