Coding Concepts Articles for Kids

Here at beanz magazine, we are more than a programming magazine; we are a trusted publication that gives children the resources to succeed. Our coding concept articles for kids are a fun and educational way to learn a wide range of coding, computing, and computer science concepts, including being a good digital citizen, quantum logic gates, code golf, forks, and dogfooding. Our articles cover basic coding and computer science concepts, which are perfect for young minds who are looking to explore the endless opportunities of computing. Browse our website for more details about our coding concepts articles for kids. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the beanz team.

Pixel Art History

Learn how you can trace the origins of pixel art all the way back to the mid-1800s!

Trojan Horses

Find out what a giant wooden horse and your cyber security have in common!

Zip Files

Zip Zop Zoom! Learn the super cool logic behind 'ZIP' Files!

Forks

Forks are used in software development to describe how projects and software work.

Changing Bases

Welcome to the far away land of the Ein Lifon where the number of appendages you have changes how you count!

Prime Numbers

Learn how asymmetric encryption and prime numbers help keep you safe online!

How Data is Stored

What in the world is a video redundancy? Find out that and more in this crash course on encoding!

Sprouts and Graph Theory

How can we apply the Konigsberg Bridge problem to real life and even make a game out of it? With Spouts of course!

BOGONs

Bogons are not an evil race of aliens. But they do shine a light on one part of the internet little known outside of a few security technologists.

That Botnet Turned my Computer into a Zombie!

Aim for their Motherboard! This time we are talking about Computer Zombies!

Let’s Shake on it!

Ever wonder if a computer could shake hands? It happens more than you would think!

Who’s Muscling in on Your Data?

Be wary of these password pitfalls that hackers love and learn how to keep your data secure!

How Antivirus Software Works

Yee-ha! In the wild wild west of the internet, antivirus software is a must-have partner.

Sorting Algorithms

What do bubbles, pancakes, and spaghetti all have in common? They're all great for sorting!

How Computers Remember Things

Exploring the concept of RAM and how it helps your MInecraft game run better.

Recursion: Following the Shape of Data

Breaking down big problems into smaller ones is a great way to solve them. Let's see how recursion helps us do this!

Binary What?

Dive into the nitty-gritty details of binary numbers: how they work, why they’re used, and where they come from.

Finite Automata

Learn about the smallest, simplest computers and where they’re still used today.

What is a Firewall?

Learn about the key software that keeps your computer safe from viruses.

Software Version Conventions

Programs are constantly being patched and improved. How do we keep track of all this new code?

Pair Programming

From the start of computing history, people have tried to optimize the software programming process. This includes having two coders work together to code software.

Randomness

Take a peek into the importance — and the struggle — of getting truly random data.

Hash and Salt

Learn the delicious-sounding secrets that websites use to keep your passwords safe from hackers.

Pigeon Hole Principle

A simple, quirky theorem with big applications, from picking socks to counting hairs.

Locks to Lightbulbs (IoT)

There are pros and cons to networking all the “smart” devices in your home. What surprises does the future hold?

A License to Code

Is it possible to steal software? And how do we know who owns code?

Dogfooding

Eating dog food doesn't sound like much fun but it's an important part of creating software.

Graphics Cards

Why does your computer need special hardware to render graphics? And what’s the deal with all those pixels, anyways?

Types

A quick primer to the ins and outs of typed vs untyped programming languages.

What’s a Day Zero Virus?

Learn what your antivirus software does, and why it’s important to keep it updated.