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Topic 1 DQ 1 Learning to code is about breaking actions down into smaller steps. Being able to break programs apart and then build them again will help with critical thinking. Technology is always growing and developing. Apps, websites, and tech gadgets require coding. With that being said, there is a large profit that can be made from learning how to code. Just being familiar with programming will help immensely in the IT and Cybersecurity field. It will make me more versatile as an employee. I will be able to understand the programs that are being used at the company I would be working for. Coding can help with securing information and problem solving when something goes wrong. Looking at different job descriptions from postings near me, most employers are looking for potential employees who know some coding. Most companies would like their employees to have skills in Java, JavaScript, and Python. Programs like SQL, C#, and C++ are also popular programs that are good to have experience with (Kolakowski, 2019). References: Kolakowski, N. (2019, October 14). Top 7 Programming Languages That Employers Really Want. Retrieved December 09, 2020, from Topic 1 DQ 2 JES is used for student learning because of its simplicity. Students can learn how to use Python language through JES. IDLE stands for Integrated Development and Learning Environment and can be used for learning code as well. IDLE can modify and create scripts. PyCharm is more complex and has more tools, so it is better for intermediate users (Fruit, 2014). PyCharm is commonly used by developers and people who have more experience with programming. Features JES IDLE PyCharm Cost None None $220 per year Primary User Students Students User with Python experience Coding Language Java & Python Python only Java, Python, HTML, etc. Difficulty of Use Simple to use Simple to use More complex The Python IDEs that are being used in the industry are PyCharm, Spyder, Jupyter Notebook, and Wing IDE. Most of these IDEs are used for scientific computing and management tools and systems (Choosing the Best Python IDE: Get to Know and Compare Your Options, 2020). References Choosing the Best Python IDE: Get to Know and Compare Your Options. (2020, November 23). Retrieved December 12, 2020, from Fruit, J. (2014, December 11). Comparison of Python IDEs for Development. Retrieved December 12, 2020, from
Topic 2 DQ 1 1. BASIC was good in the past because it was commonly used, and it was easy for students to learn before switching over to more difficult programs. It was so easy to use because it was very basic. 2. We have moved to Python because it is more versatile and modern.

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