They're often confused and can appear very similar, so what are the differences between code frameworks and libraries?
When coding, we often make use of external tools and snippets to make our life easier. Importing existing code into your codebase is a common occurrence. But what is the difference between code that adds missing features to the language you're using and code that changes the way you structure your application? The crucial difference is that the former are libraries (probably) and the later are frameworks (probably).
Are all libraries small? Are all frameworks huge? Where do we draw the line between them? And what even is jQuery, anyway? Find out all this and more in this week's amazing instalment of A Question of Code.
What is A Question of Code?
A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.
Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?