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What is Computer Programming?

Computer programming is the art of telling a computer what to do through a set of instructions. On this page, you can learn the basics of computer programming and find tips for getting started.

How computer programming works

Computer programming has its own vocabulary to describe objects and concepts. Here are some of the important ones and how they fit together.

What is computer science?

Watch this video to get an explanation of what Computer Science is and how it relates to computer programming.

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Tech Prep is a Facebook-led initiative, supported by McKinsey & Company, to promote computer science and programming as a career option and to provide resources to get started.


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