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Learning and coding with CodeLabs

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What is CodeLabs?

Codelabs is an online platform for learning and practicing programming. It provides a guided tutorial on how a programming language works and allows the user to learn a new programming language quickly. The user can execute their programs in the programming lab provided on the browser.

The various programming languages available on CodeLabs are :

  • PHP
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Angular
  • Java
  • MySQL
  • React

PHP :

PHP is a server-side scripting language which is used for developing software applications. Its components are free to use as it is an open source programming language. PHP is compatible with all operating systems i.e. it is platform independent. It is the most preferred language for CMS development, as it can be fully customized to match customer needs.

Advantages of PHP :

  • Easy
  • Reliable
  • Fast
  • Dynamic
  • Secure

Applications of PHP:

  • File Handling
  • Parsing XML documents
  • Executing Shell Commands
  • Encryption using MD5 and SHA1 hashing algorithms

Ruby :

Ruby is an object-oriented general-purpose programming language. It is one of the commonly used programming languages in the world. It was originally designed with the goal of making programming fun. Its syntax is easy to read, write and understand. Just like PHP, Ruby is also a platform independent programming language.

Advantages of Ruby :

  • Cost-Effective
  • Productive
  • Consistent
  • Refined

Applications of Ruby :

  • Internet applications and Intranet applications
  • Form Processing
  • Web Applications
  • Writing CGI Scripts

Python :

Python is an interpreter, high-level programming language. It emphasizes code readability and has a syntax similar to the English language. It allows the user to write programs having greater functionality with fewer lines of code. Python can be used for developing desktop GUI applications, websites, and web applications.

Advantages of Python :

  • Extensible
  • Embeddable
  • Portable
  • Robust Standard Library
  • User-Friendly

Applications of Python :

  • Desktop applications based on GUI
  • Scientific and numeric applications
  • Web frameworks
  • Software Development
  • Education

JavaScript :

JavaScript is a lightweight programming language which is designed for creating network-centric applications. It is an open and cross-platform programming language. It is very easy to implement as it is integrated with HTML. It has object-oriented capabilities.

Advantages of JavaScript :

  • Dynamic
  • Weakly typed
  • Simple
  • Versatile
  • Increased interactivity

Applications of JavaScript :

  • Mobile Applications
  • Graphics
  • Client-side programming
  • Validating user input
  • Displaying pop up and dialogue boxes

Angular :

Angular is a TypeScript-based front-end web application framework. The very first version of Angular is known as AngularJS. It is easy to learn and is mainly used for building single page applications (SPAs).

Advantages of Angular :

  • Consistent
  • Productive
  • Maintainable
  • Modular

Applications of Angular :

  • Web Applications
  • Desktop Applications
  • Mobile Applications

Java :

Java is an object-oriented, class-based programming language. It works on various platforms and is one of the most widely used programming languages. It is fast, powerful and secure. It is mainly used for developing applications. It is simple to use. It has a large standard library and the code written on one platform can be executed on other platforms without any modifications.

Advantages of Java :

  • Robust
  • Secure
  • Distributed
  • Multithreaded
  • High Performance

Applications of Java :

  • Web Servers and Application Servers
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Mobile Games Development

MySQL :

MySQL is a relational database management system. It is an open-sourced programming language that uses structured query language for processing the data in the database. It works on various operating systems and supports large databases. It is an essential part of almost every PHP application.

Advantages of MySQL :

  • Data Security
  • Comprehensive transactional support
  • Cost Effective
  • Portable
  • Seamless Connectivity

Applications of MySQL :

  • Ecommerce
  • Session stores
  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Web applications

React :

React is a front-end JavaScript Library which is developed by Facebook. It is used for building user interfaces. It can be used as a base in the development of mobile applications or single page applications. It is the view layer of an MVC application (Model View Controller).

Advantages of React :

  • Easy to learn
  • Reusable
  • UI-centric
  • Efficient
  • Maintainable

Applications of React :

  • Dynamic web applications
  • Mobile applications
  • Single page applications

Conclusion :

The above are few programming languages which are widely used for developing web and mobile applications. These are open source languages which makes them much more popular and influential. The main benefit of an open source language is that the source code can be customized efficiently to meet the user’s requirements.

CodeLabs is a free online platform offered by GreyCampus. It provides a user-friendly environment to learn and practice new programming languages. It is beneficial for beginners as well as advanced programmers. CodeLabs has interactive resources like videos, assignments, projects etc..which makes it easy and convenient for learning.

Learning and coding with CodeLabs
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Christina Ava

Christina Ava is a Content Manager at GreyCampus with four years of rich experience on developing content for professional certification courses like PMP- Project Management Professional, PMI-ACP, Prince2, Python, Ruby, and Six Sigma.

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