When I talk about levels in coding i’m not talking about proficiency levels in writing programs, i’m talking about where the language is used. Let’s take Assembly for example, it is considered a low level language because it is used in changing a hardware’s instructions. Python on the other hand is a high level code because it is independent of the hardware, generally any computer can use Python code. I also like to bring up where to start with coding, if you’re thinking about learning Assembly first i’d recommend staying away for now. Assembly is a low level language because of how close it is to changing the source code of a machine.
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Author: Nandan Sudunagunta, Vice President of Virginia Beach Chapter