Programming is breaking down behaviour. All behaviour can be broken down into three things:
information, a flow of logic, and actions
Think about it. All behaviour – even human behaviour – is comprised of these three things.
In programming we refer to information, logic and actions as:
variables, logic, and functions
A variable is used to store information. Once information is stored in a variable, it can be reused many times.
variable = data;
Logic allows us to check whether certain things are true or false. We check using conditional statements. If the conditon is met, the desired action will be performed, else a different action will be performed instead.
perform a different action
Functions store behaviour for reuse. We use variables and a flow logic in a function to create a bigger piece of behaviour that we can use again and again.
variables and logic
Every programming language is based on these three fundamental but basic concepts.
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