Dexter  Goodwin

Dexter Goodwin

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The Most Common Programming Jargon You Need to Know

Even if you’re not a programmer.

Programming isn’t easy. What more if you are presented with jargon you must always know when you’re dealing with programmers?

Based on experience, it’s not always easy to explain how technology works that everyone can understand. So I put together the most important technical terms you’ll definitely hear when working, dealing with, or just conversing with a programmer.

API

An Application Programming Interface is a connection between 2 applications. First, they allow you to use an application developed by a third party on your system. This is, for example, the case of the google map that you can put on your site. This saves a tremendous amount of time by using expert technology instead of developing it yourself.

Backup

Backup is simply a backup. This is essential in the web environment because every change can have a huge impact on an application. Therefore, it is important to make a backup beforehand to have a previous stable version of the application in stock.

Captcha

A Captcha is an automated process that differentiates a human from a computer to avoid spam. You have surely already filled some. It’s these little tests that ask you to click on the right photos, to do a puzzle, or to rewrite a character sequence of an image. It is more or less efficient depending on the system because even if AI evolves very quickly nowadays, it still has great difficulty reading an image.

Cache

The cache is data that is temporarily stored on your computer when you browse a website. The objective is to save you time when you return to a site or quite simply when you navigate between the pages of the same site because you will have already loaded some of its data in advance.

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The Most Common Programming Jargon You Need to Know

All You Need to Know About Dynamic Programming

In this article, I will introduce the concept of dynamic programming, developed by Richard Bellman in the 1950s, a powerful algorithm design technique to solve problems by breaking them down into smaller problems, storing their solutions, and combining these to get to the solution of the original problem.

The hardest problems asked in FAANG coding interviews usually fall under this category. It is likely that you will get tasked with solving one during your interviews, hence the importance of knowing this technique. I will explain what dynamic programming is, give you a recipe to tackle dynamic programming problems, and will take you through a few examples so that you can understand better when and how to apply it.

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All You Need to Know About Dynamic Programming
Dexter  Goodwin

Dexter Goodwin

1624431480

The Most Common Programming Jargon You Need to Know

Even if you’re not a programmer.

Programming isn’t easy. What more if you are presented with jargon you must always know when you’re dealing with programmers?

Based on experience, it’s not always easy to explain how technology works that everyone can understand. So I put together the most important technical terms you’ll definitely hear when working, dealing with, or just conversing with a programmer.

API

An Application Programming Interface is a connection between 2 applications. First, they allow you to use an application developed by a third party on your system. This is, for example, the case of the google map that you can put on your site. This saves a tremendous amount of time by using expert technology instead of developing it yourself.

Backup

Backup is simply a backup. This is essential in the web environment because every change can have a huge impact on an application. Therefore, it is important to make a backup beforehand to have a previous stable version of the application in stock.

Captcha

A Captcha is an automated process that differentiates a human from a computer to avoid spam. You have surely already filled some. It’s these little tests that ask you to click on the right photos, to do a puzzle, or to rewrite a character sequence of an image. It is more or less efficient depending on the system because even if AI evolves very quickly nowadays, it still has great difficulty reading an image.

Cache

The cache is data that is temporarily stored on your computer when you browse a website. The objective is to save you time when you return to a site or quite simply when you navigate between the pages of the same site because you will have already loaded some of its data in advance.

#programming #artificial-intelligence #javascript #technology

The Most Common Programming Jargon You Need to Know

Coding 101: Programming Language Building Blocks

This article will introduce the concepts and topics common to all programming languages, that beginners and experts must know!

Do you want to learn a programming language for the first time?

Do you want to improve as a Programmer?

Well, then you’re in the right place to start. Learn any programming language without difficulty by learning the concepts and topics common to all programming languages.

Let me start by answering the following questions:

  • Why learn Programming?
  • What is Programming?
  • How to Learn a Programming Language?

Why learn Programming❔

Programming develops creative thinking

Programmers solve a problem by breaking it down into workable pieces to understand it better. When you start learning to program, you develop the habit of working your way out in a very structured format. You analyze the problem and start thinking logically and this gives rise to more creative solutions you’ve ever given.

Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.

_– _Stephen Hawking

Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer… because it teaches you how to think.

_- _Steve Jobs

Programming Provides Life-Changing Experiences

Programming always provides you with a new challenge to take risks every time and that teaches you to take risks in your personal life too. The world is filled up with websites, apps, software and when you build these yourself you’ll feel more confident. When a programmer solves a problem that no one has ever solved before it becomes a life-changing experience for them.

What is Programming🤔?

program is a set of instructions to perform a task on a computer.

Programming is the process of designing and building an executable computer program to accomplish a specific task.

Well, according to me programming is like raising a baby. We provide knowledge (data) to help understand a baby what’s happening around. We teach a baby to be disciplined (and much more) by making rules.

Similarly, a computer is like a baby. We set rules and provide data to the computer through executable programs with the help of a Programming Language.

(Photo by Clément H on Unsplash)

That’s it👍. If you can understand this basic concept of programming, you’re good to go. Pick up a programming language and start learning. Read the following section to get an idea of where to start.

My recommendation is to choose Python Programming Language as a start, because it’s beginner-friendly.

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Coding 101: Programming Language Building Blocks
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Dedric Reinger

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Decoding Most Used, Confused & Abused Jargons In Machine Learning

Machine learning is one term that has created an immense amount of buzz in the technology industry. With its enormous potential in healthcare, medical diagnosis as well as solving complex business problems, machine learning has revolutionised many aspects of human lives.

However, as the technology is evolving and becoming more complex, it comes up with exciting subfields and terminologies associated with it. In this article, we are going to decode some of the most used jargons in machine learning.

Also Read: 25 AI Terminologies & Jargons You Must Assimilate To Sound Like A Pro

Autoregression

Autoregression is a phenomenon in machine learning, where an autoregressive model learns from a series of times steps, aka a time series model that uses information from previous timed steps as input to a regression equation in order to predict the value. With autoregression, one can predict accurate forecasts on a range of time series problems.  It works based on determining the correlation of previous time steps, also known as the variables, among each other, which in turn helps in predicting the output. If both the variables changed in the same direction, there could be a positive correlation; however, if both turned to a different direction, then it will be termed as negative — either of the ways the relationship between the result and the input can be easily determined. With a higher correlation, the more chances of predicting the outcome from the past information. To understand better read: Python Library For Time Series Analysis And Prediction.

Backpropagation

In machine learning, backpropagation is also known as “backward propagation of errors,” and is an algorithm used for training artificial neural networks for supervised learning. It works by determining the minimum value of the error at the output and then propagating it back into the neural network. Backpropagation is a critical process of neural net training, where it is leveraged for fine-tuning the weights based on the error rates. Proper modification of weights will help in minimising the errors, making the model reliable.

Not only this method is fast and easy to program, but also needs no parameters to tune and no prior knowledge about the network. Static backpropagation and recurrent backpropagation are the two types of backpropagation networks. Although it comes with many benefits, the only drawback is the sensitivity of the method for noisy data.

You can also read what Geoff Hinton thinks of Backpropagation.


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Decoding Most Used, Confused & Abused Jargons In Machine Learning
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Brad Hintz

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6 Reasons to Know At least One Programming Language

When you start reading this, I’m assuming you don’t know much about programming and you’re highly curious about why you need to learn a new language when you’re not aware of why you actually need it. Here I’m giving you 6 reasons for you to learn a new programming language.

Maybe you’re someone who doesn’t belong to a CS background.

Or, you’ve never learned a programming language before or you don’t have any reason to learn.

But you can feel the vibe around yourself and feel argued to know about programming. If so, sit back, hold on, let me take you on a journey. Here are the reasons why you should know at least one programming language.

1. To Understand Where You Spend Your 28,300 Hours

We give the biggest piece of our pie to our virtual life. The whole virtual thing is made with code. To understand how things are being made, you’ve to know the basic knowledge of programming.

An average human being spends 28,300 hours on the internet in his/her lifespan.

Don’t you ever feel like you need to know at least the introduction of the whole virtual thing? I’m sure the answer is big YES. There is no harm in knowing things out of your box. Programming is a box of surprises…you don’t know what you will get from it.

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6 Reasons to Know At least One Programming Language