A programming language is a language much like English but a bit strict used to convey instructions to a computer. If a calculator is a computer, then mathematical notation is the programming language used to convey instructions to the calculator.
Several programming languages exist today, and each language has its own structure/format/syntax that the programmer needs to be aware of to communicate with the computing device.
Use Cases and Examples
Some examples of programming languages and their specific use cases are:
- Python is a well-known programming language widely used in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
- SQL is used for working with databases.