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May 11, 2021 | Learn programming

Functions and procedures are probably some of the most common words in programming terminology you will hear, and occasionally people even use these terms interchangeably, which is, you guessed it, wrong. Therefore, the question we will explore in this article is, what is a function, a procedure, the difference in programming language terminology between function and procedure, and most of all what is the difference in terms of function vs. procedure functionality and their use. So, let’s dig it.

December 25, 2020 | Learn programming

Is that the right question every new aspiring programmer asks? Or should ask. Well, I was the programmer that didn’t ask himself that question, and from where I stand now it was the first mistake of many I made throughout my career. I started programming on an old VAX minicomputer (in reality not so mini) through one of the many terminals in the university’s computer center. At that time C was the alpha and omega of all programming languages and the answer to the question above was obvious. But today, almost 30 years later, the answer might be quite different.

// C language example
#include <stdio.h>

int main()
{
   printf("Hello World!");
   return 0;
}