Prolog is a programming language which let’s our describe the rules of a problem without expliticly telling it what to do. An example of a typical problem is tic tac toe, sudoku or chess. The rules are easy to explain and you could build a program which followed these rules. But that program wouldn’t be as easy to write as it would be to explain to a friend who the rules work.
Prolog is a programming language which lets us describe the rules that we need to follow instead of explicitly telling it how to do everything. This is the beauty of a declartive programming language.
Definition of declartive
here’s a fun fact: a large portion of IBM’s Watson is written in Prolog.
Achievements from my first year of university:
- First class degree
- 7 internship offers
- Created and grew a blog organically from 5 readers per month to 60,000 readers
- Featured in top 5 articles on Hacker News
- Reguarly went to hackathons and won some prizes
- Worked 3 part time jobs:
- Helped local year 13 students get into a university
- Tutored year 12 and 13’s in computer science a level
- Worked with the university to encourage more care leavers and people from disadvantaged backgrounds into university
- Did some Karate and reguarly went to competitions, as well as taking up running
- Read 1 book a week, listened to 127 hours of podcasts
- Finished the first draft of my book, ready to be published this year !!!
- Created 2 websites, my personal website (skerritt.tech) and the blog on my personal website
Goals for next year:
- Continue to change the world
- Learn how to be happy
Prolog isn’t a new language, either; it’s actually been around for over 45 years at this point – so is there a point to even learning it today? You bet there is – because even if you don’t end up using it in your career, it really makes you think differently about how you can solve problems when programming, and that’s always a good thing. That’s not to say that you won’t use it in your career, however; Prolog is heavily used in the natural language processing field, and here’s a fun fact: a large portion of IBM’s Watson is written in Prolog.