What are Programming Languages?

What is a programming language? Programming is the process of creating a set of instructions that tell a computer how to perform a task in applications, websites, and mobile applications. Programming can be done using a variety of computer programming languages, such as HTML, CSS, Java, JavaScript, Python, and C++.   There are  about 700 programming languages, including esoteric coding languages. Some sources that only list notable languages still count up to an impressive 245 languages.