# Coding Words Facts For Kids – 5 Cool Facts about Coding Words

Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Have you ever tried to learn any coding language before?! Let’s discover five cool facts about coding words that will certainly help you while programming.

## Coding Word Number 1: Bug

A bug is an error or fault in a programming system. A bug prevents an app, computer program or software from working properly. A bug can occur if you simply put something in wrong to the code or leave out a piece of the code. A bug may cause a code to react differently from how the algorithm expects it to and it can generate an unexpected outcome. It can be easy to make mistakes in coding and for this reason it is almost impossible to completely avoid bugs from occurring.

## Coding Word Number 2: Binary

Binary is a type of coding that uses the binary numbers to represent letters, symbols and numbers. The binary numbers are a combination of 1’s and 0’s. This two number system is the basis and foundation of all programming languages and computer systems. Binary numbers give electric signals to computer systems and work as a  ‘on’ and ‘off’ switch. 0 means “off” and 1 means “on”.

## Coding Word Number 3: API

API stands for Application Programming Interface. API allows multiple different software programs and computer systems to talk to each other. API is integrated into a computer device or system and it enables communication with other devices and systems. You interact with API every day without even realising what it is. For example when watching a programme or listening to music on your preferred streaming service, it uses an API to share content with you.

## Coding Word Number 4: Boolean

Boolean is a type of data that expresses either a TRUE or FALSE value. Similar to how Binary numbers can be described as off and on switches, with boolean, 0 can represent false and 1 can represent true. Boolean Operators are used to connect your keywords in a search together which help to focus your search and provide more effective results. The three main Boolean operators that are used are AND, OR and NOT.

## Coding Word Number 5: Loop

A Loop allows you to repeat a block of code several times without having to rewrite the code individually. Loops repeat the same process as many times as you want, using only one command. The loop will repeat the code a set number of times until the desired process is complete. Loops decrease programming time and reduce the chances of bugs occurring.

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about coding words much as we loved teaching you about it. Now that you know how majestic this technology is, you can move on to learn about other technologies like: coding, AI, Robotics, Computer and Java.

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