CODING: OUR FUTURE LANGUAGE?
COOKING AND PROGRAMMING?
Cooking and programming? – Two activities that do not seem related.
That is what you think! Take a look at these pictures. Think
before you continue scrolling: What do cooking and programming have in common?
Before a program is written in a programming language, many coders use so-called pseudocodes. Pseudocodes are structured like codes, but use whole words, sentences and comments for illustration. This makes them easier to understand and suitable for planning new programs.
Here is an example of a pseudocode: Think about it before you continue scrolling. What does the pseudocode say?
A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES
You just learned about different programming languages. When surfing the Internet, you see beautifully designed pages and images that have been programmed with the help of these languages. The result is the source code. The source code of a web page consists of characters and letters and lies behind the visible page. It is usually invisible to the user.
Read here to find out how to display a page’s source code.
CODING IN EVERYDAY LIFE
On the way to the office you are listening to a podcast about coding. Fascinated by the topic, you take a closer look at your surroundings. Move your mouse pointer over the image. You will be surprised where coding is hidden.
THE CODE IN OUR FOOD
Coding has become an integral part of everyday life. Many apps and programs make life easier.
However, we are often not even aware of where coding makes sense.
On the following pages you will learn how coding influences something vital – our food.
CODING IN AGRICULTURE
We all know that food does not fall from the sky. Before our food lands on our plate, it must grow and, above all, be harvested.
Take a minute to think before scrolling.
How could coding facilitate agricultural work?
CODING IN AGRICULTURE
Technical support will become increasingly important in agriculture. The latest technologies of "Agriculture 4.0" also sound futuristic. Programmed tractors harvest crops by themselves. Drones monitor the fields and draw attention to problems. Even the animals are observed and fed by programs.
CODING AND FOOD
You come home late at night, have had one appointment after the other all day and now you have to wash dishes? – No wonder you do not want to cook.
Take a minute to think before scrolling. How could coding help here?
CODING AND FOOD
A few clicks later, your food is already on its way. Numerous delivery service apps bring food right to your doorstep. And business is booming. In 2017 alone, the industry had a turnover of almost 3 billion Euros.
CAN EVERYONE LEARN TO PROGRAM?
Everyone can learn to program! At least that is what celebrities like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg say. But is that really true? The “Hour of Code” initiative makes it possible. With the help of small units, children, adolescents or adults learn to write their own program within an hour. The only things specified are the tasks and the required program blocks.The goal of the “Hour of Code” is to overcome preconceptions.
Click here and try it yourself! It is much easier than you think.
LEARNING TO PROGRAM IN SCHOOL?
In the future, programming will not only be learned privately at home, but also in schools. This topic is often discussed in the media.
Think about it before you continue scrolling: should coding be taught and learned in schools?
"NOT EVERYONE HAS TO BE ABLE TO CODE!"
Even if programmers have good chances on the job market – not everyone has to be able to program! Much more important than programming itself is the ability to think digitally and get involved in the digital world.
Your journey through the world of coding ends here. In this module you learned a lot about coding - from programming languages to application areas to future prospects. It remains to be seen what will soon be possible with coding.
You can find a summary of the module in the download section.