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How Coding Becomes Easy For Indians(2020)|Kalaam Programming

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“Talk is cheap. Show me the code.”

Linus Torvalds

Coding is a basic literacy in the digital age. Coding or programming, how daunting it may seem from its title, is still a primary language that the computer recognizes.

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Kalaam programming Language: How Indians can code easily
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Worry not; in This Blog, we will cover all about Kalaam Programming Language and what people can expect from this Language. We got some motivation at the end, so make sure to stay tuned to it all.

Who is Swanand Kadam?

Swanand Kadam, a 23-year-old Indian enthusiastic Computer engineer from Pune, Maharashtra, has maneuvered this issue. He firmly believes that “Programming needs to reach every part of India if we have to produce quality startups and technically sound ecosystem. Language and unfamiliarities should not become a barrier to these students to learn to code.”


We cannot agree more with this abstraction. It is not computer literacy that we should be working on, but a sort of human-literacy. Computers have to become human-literate.
The language should not be the thing to be dealt with; instead, the task which needs to be completed has to be the priority, which kalaam proves well.


What is the kalaam programming Language? and Why is Everyone Searching for it?


Kalaam is the programming language in Hindi as well as in Marathi and has all the basic functionalities of a modern programming language. From for loops to while loops and from functions to conditional statements.

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Kalaam programming Language Hindi
Kalaam programming Language Hindi

Why is it Named Kalaam?


Kalaam Programming – The name is inspired by the famous Indian aerospace scientist and politician who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.


Learn more about it on kalaam.io

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Is kalaam Programming Really -The Only first Indian programming language?


The one-word answer would be – No. There are numerous attempts to make a powerful and compelling Indian programming language. Also, there are many false claims on the Internet, Making it the first Indian programming language. According to the Internet, Ezhil -The Tamil Based Language would be the first Indian Language developed in 2004.


The following programming languages are altered versions of their foreign matches:

  • KOJO, developed by Lalit pant in 2010, is similar to Scala, which is Swiss-made. Check Kojo Here
  • Vishal J# developed in Microsoft India Development Centre, Hyderabad in 2007, which is similar to J#, an American language
  • C – Shastri created by Rangachari in 2012, which is similar to C language (American)
  • Julia – developed by Viral B Shah in 2010. Check Julia here
  • Ezhil – designed by Muthu Annamalai, it is the first Tamil based language developed in India.
  • If I missed any Language that You might know, Please feel free to comment below, I would update it.


What can kalaam programming do for you? (or Any Programming Language)


If you have to do repetitive and predictable work, let the computer do the work for you.
When you want to speed up or multiply your work and/or the task of others or be more efficient in your mundane tasks, let the computer do that for you.


When your goal is to find time to do other tasks, let the computer do that for you.
When you want to control some device and let it do what you want, let the computer do the work for you.


When you want to earn money online, any time, no matter where you are, while drinking your cup of tea. How much you deny it, the fact is Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.

There is a famous wise old saying.

“There are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary and those who do not.”

-THE UNKNOWN


Well, If you do not understand it, you do not have to cause kalaam is pretty simple in terms of technical terms.


Can you learn kalaam programming?


The Serious Question would be, Can You Truly Learn To CODE EVER?

To be a programmer is to sign yourself up for a life of constant learning. The fountain of new — new features, new languages, new tools, new frameworks—never stops gushing.
If the above quote describes you somehow, and the only thing that stops you is the language or the intimidating word Programming, you should start coding now.


As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used and have failed repeatedly in real applications. So if you don’t fail on your first try, then It s definitely something fishy going on.


According to Chintu from Whitehat jr., every kid needs to develop apps from his/her tender age. It is important for kids and young ones to understand and work with and understand the technology around them. Having children learn coding at a young age prepares them for the future. Coding helps children with communication, creativity, math, writing, and confidence.


Well, now the tables have turned. Even Chintu’s parents can start coding as well!
People who had fundamental to none knowledge in programming can code undoubtedly. Those who had difficulty comprehending keywords usually in English can code in Hindi and Marathi, adding support to more languages.

20 thoughts on “How Coding Becomes Easy For Indians(2020)|Kalaam Programming”

    1. I am a parent, coder, software developer and a coding teacher myself and I totally agree kids should know how to code in this age of computer and internet. The earlier the better..

  1. I had not heard about kalam programming before. Looking like a great option for learning coding. I m impressed with the fact that it is also available in hindi and marathi language. Thanks for sharing .

  2. i am first time hearing about this concept kalaam programming. but it really sounds interesting. my elder one is really keen on joining it. i am sure this article will be helpful.

  3. This sounds so interesting I heard first time about kalaam programming through your article only. My niece love to learn coding and programming will share this blog with her.

  4. Like me, both my kids have very lil interest in programming but I know a lot of children who will benefit from Kalaam programming language. I love that you can code both in Hindi as well as in Marathi and that it has all the basic functionalities of a modern programming language.

  5. I am not in favor of my kids learning coding at such a young age…. I feel there is time and space for everything. I personally feel that for some reason a hype has been created for all kids to learn coding or else they will be falling behind in the rat race n I for sme reason dont like this….
    P.s I am not against the coding courses or kids starting early. Its just that I dnt feel comfortable about the idea.

    1. True, I tried to endow the kids learning at their young age in a sarcastic way and one should not promote this rat race and let kids enjoy their own childhood time.

    1. I honestly feel that if one knows how to code, he has a better understanding of everything that’s going around. I would like my daughter to start learn coding at the earliest. What’s the right age to start ?

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