The A+ Programming Language
The programming world, is very vast, and you have to do a lot of research, in order for you to be able to grasp, any programming language in its entirety.
You will also find out very early, in your journey to becoming a great programmer, that there are many programming languages out here, which are necessary for you to learn; if of course you would like to be a great programmer and create that great application that you’ve always wanted to create.
In today’s article we are going to talk about the A+ programming language and all its important features.
A+ is said to be a descended of the A programming language, so if you know about the A programming language, you will have some type of idea of what A+ programming language, is really all about.
I don’t want us to get confused here, so I should mention that A+ is also a name used for an IT certification, which many individuals who would like to become a computer technician, pursue to further their careers.
The knowledge of the A+ certification, will definitely help you with your job, if you are a computer technician.
When you decide to obtain an A+ certification, you will be able to troubleshoot, maintain, customize, repair, install and help people with their computers.
You are going to be an awesome person, to many people when you are able to utilize your knowledge, to help them solve their computer problems, so that they are able to use their computers, to do their job.
However, in order for you to be able to get there, you do have to have, some type of valuable knowledge on your own about computers; in order for you to bring some real, sound contribution to someone’s life, by fixing their computer.
When you obtain an A+ certification, it will help you to be a valuable person to someone fast, you will also be on your way to be an awesome person to other people for real.
Anyhow we are here to speak about the programming side of A+ and that is what we are going to do.
First of all, A+ as we mentioned before is a descendent of the “A” programming language, it was created by Arthur Whitney in 1988 at Morgan Stanley.
The purpose of A+ was to provide its users, applications that are considered to be useful in the business world, because these same applications are developed in computational-intensive business environment.
In 1992 an A+ development group was formally created to upgrade and maintain this programming language.
The plus in the A+ programming language name, is referring to the electric graphical user interface, which means that you won’t have to just use a command prompt or a terminal, because there is a GUI that you can use to accomplish, the development your business applications, with A+ programming language.
A+ offers advantages, of an interpreter in a fast-paced development arena, it also offers an admirable floating point performance, which helped this programming language become the language of choice when it came down to fixed income applications for the business industry.
A+ is a programming language that is for actual programmers, and for those programmers who are dedicated, to creating software and website applications.
If you are the kind of programmer, that code just for fun, then you should definitely get you a copy of the A+ programming language, so that you can easily start to program.
You can easily obtain a copy of the A+ programming language, if you do a simple online search, you won’t have to pay for it either, because it is freely available under the GNU General Public License.
If you are a beginner and are now just starting to learn A+, don’t hesitate to do your research, to gain more knowledge and information, so that you are able to program, with this great programming language, because A+ is for those who are just beginners as well.
A+ has many useful features, such as dynamic loading of user, compiled subroutines, and a modern graphical user interface with many widgets.
The A+ programming language also has an automatic synchronization of widgets and variables, and finally but not least, it also has an asynchronous execution of functions associated with variable and events.
A+ also offers extensions, which are used for graphical user interface and inter-process communications, as well as a module for storing and loading objects such as functions, variables and dependencies.
A+ also offers an extension for built-in database systems, so that you are able to manage your databases, using the A+ programming language.
You can also implement a spreadsheet in A+, if you would like to accomplish things with a spreadsheet within your application development.
A+ has a good graphical display capability; therefore, you would be able to visualize your data on that spreadsheet using A+ without any major problems.
If you do encounter some problems, visualizing your graphical data on A+, then know and understand, that your knowledge about A+ is limited, and you need to do more research in order to be able to completely master the A+ programming language, and have the ability to properly use the graphical display capability of A+.
The language also includes a special font to properly display special characters, and it uses a healthy subset of hieroglyphs, which you can also find in APL.
A Programming Language (APL) is one of the first programming languages, which was created with the invention of the computer.
APL was created for mathematics, with an emphasis on array processing.
We will talk more about the APL programming language on other article posts, for right now let’s focus on A+.
It would be helpful to mention though, that APL inspired the creation of A+, because A+ is an array programming language as well, which was created more than 20 years ago, with the help of APL and the A programming language.
The need of real-life financial computations are met with A+, which is used to develop applications, which are used in computationally-intensive business environment.
A+ is only found in UNIX operating system, because the interpreter-based execution environment of A+ is implemented in C.
Although, the core A+ interpreter, which does not include a GUI or an IPC, have been ported to Microsoft Windows.
A+ is truly a powerful and unique language, because it draw, most of its features from APL and A programming language.
The same primitives with a very similar syntax are used in A+; but the security found in A+, is much better and a good implementation of A+, is more efficient, than any APL system that is currently online.
One of the advantages, which you would find in A+, is that you can find some extensions, such as a graphical user interface and inter-process communication, as well as a modules for storing and loading objects (functions, variables, and dependencies), and even a built-in database system, within the A+ system.
This means that you can define auxiliary functions, inside a module, which would not be accessible to the outside world, to develop your application with the A+ programming language.
Variables, can also be defined within modules, which would allow the module to track the internal state of the module.
A more secure style of programming is achieved, through these features; which essentially allow users to write, good structured programs.
If you are the type of programmer, who does not have a style of programming just yet, you will find your style with A+, once you start to use this programming language.