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Happy programmers’ day: cool facts about the day you need to know

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We all love September for many reasons, but one of the biggest is that this week the world celebrates Programmer's Day, which falls on September 13.

So, Happy Programmer's Day to all those behind the myriad of software apps available and the enthusiasts who have put a lot of hard work and creativity into developing tons of programming languages that have been invented over the years.

To celebrate this day, we've put together some really interesting facts to surprise and amaze everyone, so enjoy.

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The number 256

Programmer's Day is celebrated on the 256th day of the year. This particular number is significant in the field of binary mathematics, which is the foundation of computer science. Furthermore, 256 is the largest power of two  that is less than 365 - the total number of days in a non-leap year.

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Binary code

Computers operate using binary code. It represents computer processing instructions, text and other data based on a two-symbol system - 0s and 1s, and there are endless combinations of these two digits.

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The first programmer was a woman

Her name was Ada Lovelace. She was an English mathematician, writer and is considered the world's first programmer. In the mid-19th century, she wrote instructions for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, which is regarded a precursor to modern computers.

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700 programming languages

There are around 700 separate programming languages. Among the most popular languages are Java, JavaScript, C#, Python, PHP, Swift, Scala, Go, Rust and Ruby, with millions of developers using them in both their professional and personal projects. Nevertheless, new programming languages are constantly being created.

Will you join in the celebration of Programmer's Day? We're all in and we have something exciting to share! We're looking for passionate software engineers to join our teams. Don't miss your chance to be part of our journey - check out the exciting opportunities that await you, right here!

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