Trent Fowler

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Trent Fowler is a data scientist and writer with an interest in machine learning, blockchain technologies, and futurism.

What Is Ruby Programming Used For?

You don’t have to spend much time researching programming languages to hear about Ruby programming and its popular web framework, Ruby on Rails. Huge swathes of the Internet are built with Ruby programming language, as are many other applications. But what…

Data Science vs. Statistics

Data science is one of the most attractive career options of the past couple of years, with people from all walks of life transitioning into positions that combine analysis, statistics, machine learning, programming, and computer science to draw insights out…

High-level and Low-level Programming Languages

There aren’t many skills today more valuable than learning how to program. Not only are many jobs comprised entirely of coding, but a growing fraction of positions require some programming skill to do well.  As you learn to program, you’ll…

How Hard Is It to Learn JavaScript?

JavaScript is one of the most important programming languages for modern web development, after HTML and CSS. Along with PHP, it’s among the suite of languages that makes web pages dynamic and responsive.  If we only had HTML and CSS,…

Is JavaScript Front End or Back End?

JavaScript is everywhere. As one of the foundational web development languages (along with HTML and CSS), it helps power a large fraction of the websites on the Internet. And since it’s partly responsible for adding the functionality we’ve come to…

Python vs. Java vs. C++

When faced with so many potential ways of getting started in programming, it can be hard to decide the best direction for you to go in. Unless you are really interested in learning a niche language, however, you’re almost always…

Similarities and Differences Between Java and Python

Since they’re 2 of the easiest programming languages to learn (and most important), it’s time for Career Karma to weigh-in on the Python vs Java debate. Python is routinely used by both middle schoolers writing their first for loop and…

What Is Ajax and What Is It Used For?

If you hope to work in web development, you’ll probably need to understand a few things about how AJAX works. In this article we’ll answer the questions What Is AJAX and What is AJAX used for? AJAX stands for ‘asynchronous…

Python vs R for Data Science: Compared and Contrasted

Maybe you’ve become fascinated by the idea of using vast reams of data to help people solve problems in business, medicine, or finance. Or, maybe you’d like to deploy deep learning models that can drive cars or process spoken words.…

How Many Computer Programming Languages Are There?

The total number of computer languages to exist is approximately 9,000, though there are 50 that are the most popular programming languages in use today.  There are an incredible number of computer programming languages that are used by coders, software…

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