Programming Language and Framework

Programming Language and Framework

In this blog, we will deal with and know what is the difference between Programming Language and Framework.

Starting with the basics, at first, we will know what Programming language and Frameworks is.

What is a Programming Language?

It is a set of instructions that are given to a computer to perform various tasks and to produce various kinds of output. It is used in computer programming to implement the algorithms. These are basically high-level languages such as Java, QBasic, C, C++, COBOL, Fortran, Pascal and Ada. There are about 700+ Programming Languages.

There are 4 types of Programming language namely -
(i) Imperative
(ii) Object-oriented
(iii) Functional
(iv) Logical

What is a Software Framework?

It is a platform for developing software applications. A framework may include predefined classes and functions that can be used to process input, manage hardware devices, and interact with system software. Frameworks make the task easier for developers by taking control of the entire software development process.

Advantages of using a Framework?

(i)                  Better programming practices

(ii)                Secured code

(iii)               Avoidance of duplicate code


Types of Frameworks-


Web application Framework-

(i)                  AngularJS

(ii)                Django

(iii)               Laravel

Data Science Framework –

(i)                  Apache Spark

(ii)                PyTorch

(iii)               Tensor Flow

Mobile Development Framework-

(i)                  Ionic

(ii)                Xamarin

(iii)               Flutter

Moving on, we will know what is the difference between the Programming Language and Framework?

Programming Language vs Framework

A programming Language gives the set of rules/instructions that a computer has to follow. It has syntax and a set of rules which are to be followed every time the code is written.

A software framework is built on top of the programming language. For example, the Ruby on Rails framework is built on the Ruby programming language.

Similarly, Django and Flask are built on Python Programming language.

React and AngularJS is built on Java Programming Language.

A framework isn’t required to build applications. However, it does save a lot of time for the developers.

Choosing a programming language and framework are tough and important decisions to make because changing later is not an option because of its complexity. If you change the programming language, you need to rewrite the codebase whereas changing a framework is required because some of the frameworks work for a particular programming language.

Let us understand the concept with the help of an example.

Cricket. You must have heard about this game. Isn’t it?

If cricket is a programming language then its various formats like T20, One-day, Test Series are frameworks. Now, while you play cricket, you don’t actually require these formats, the game can be played without any format or if you wish, you can create your own framework.

Likewise, you can write the code any way you like without the help of the framework. Or if you wish, you could create your own framework.

This is what programming language and framework is about.

With this, we come to the end of this blog. We hope that your concept regarding the Programming Language and Framework is clear. You can always research about it whenever you have curiosity. 

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We offer Programming Languages courses on –

(i)                  PHP

(ii)                C Programming

(iii)               Core Java

(iv)               Advanced Java

(v)                Core and Advanced Java

(vi)               Basic Python

Also, check out the course on PHP Framework – Laravel.

Check out our blogs on Programming Language and Frameworks to get in-depth knowledge on both subjects.

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