What is Programming language?

A computer is a computational device which is used to process the data under the control of a computer program. Program is a sequence of instruction along with data. While executing the program, raw data is processed into a desired output format.

Programs are created through programming languages to control the behaviour and output of a machine through accurate algorithms, similar to the human communication process.

A programming language is a set of commands, instructions, and other syntax use to create a software program. Languages that programmers use to write code are called “high-level languages.” This code can be compiled into a “low-level language,” which is recognized directly by the computer hardware.

What is C Programming language?

C programming is a general-purpose, procedural, imperative computer programming language developed in 1972 by Dennis M. Ritchie at the Bell Telephone Laboratories to develop the UNIX operating system. C is the most widely used computer language. It keeps fluctuating at number one scale of popularity along with Java programming language, which is also equally popular and most widely used among modern software programmers.

Fact About C language

• C was invented to write an operating system called UNIX.
• C is a successor of B language which was introduced around the early 1970s.
• The language was formalized in 1988 by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).
• The UNIX OS was totally written in C.
• Today C is the most widely used and popular System Programming Language.
• Most of the state-of-the-art software have been implemented using C.
• Today’s most popular Linux OS and RDBMS MySQL have been written in C.

Application of C Programming

C was initially used for system development work, particularly the programs that make-up the operating system. C was adopted as a system development language because it produces code that runs nearly as fast as the code written in assembly language.


Some examples of the use of C programming are as:

• Operating Systems
• Language Compilers
• Assemblers
• Text Editors
• Print Spoolers

• Network Drivers
• Modern Programs
• Databases
• Language Interpreters
• Utilities

Why to learn C programming language?

C programming language is a MUST for students and working professionals to become a great Software Engineer especially when they are working in Software Development Domain. I will list down some of the key advantages of learning C Programming:

• Structured language
• It produces efficient programs
• It can handle low-level activities
• It can be compiled on a variety of computer platforms