Is computer programming similar to cryptography?

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I have always been fascinated with cryptography, learning about and solving codes. Is programming in a way similar? Would I enjoy a career as a programmer if I enjoy cryptography?

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Ryley:
The two aren't related in any meaningful way.

Cryptography is about encoding messages, programming is about giving commands to a tireless but extremely dumb slave (who's awesome at mental arithmetic).

EddieJ:
Don't ask us if you would enjoy something.

I like coconut milkshakes. Do you think I would enjoy pizza?

No, I hate cheese.

You should start studying computer programming and then YOU decide if you like it.

I generally recommend that people start learning to program with Python 2, It is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language that is relatively simple but very powerful..

You can look at these Python tutorials:
http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython…
http://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/index….
http://www.tutorialspoint.com/python/
http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/

You can download Python at
https://www.python.org/downloads/

John:
Not in any way, although a passerby might think there was some connection, because of the
frequent use in both fields of the words "coding" and "writing code". In the two fields the intent
is entirely different, and the reason for the code in one case is clarity; in the other is obscurity.
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heitan:
I wouldn't think they are similar, but I have never done crypto…
justme:
I wouldn't think they are similar, but I have never done crypto…
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No.

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