The code examples in this book have, for the most part, been written using pseudocode, as the aim of the book is to give you an understanding of what programming is, rather than focusing on any particular language.
To be able to write code, you will need to use a real language, and here we will look at some of the more popular ones and see how the code used in this book would translate into these languages.
The languages we will look at are as follows:
For each language, we will start with a short introduction.
You will not be able to start to write your very own programs just from these short examples, but you will get a feel for these languages, and maybe seeing them like this will help you decide what language you want to learn first.
Before we look at the different languages, we will have a couple of pseudocode examples. These examples will...