What is a bug?

by Zerus & Ona

what is a bug

Every day humans write millions of lines of code to tell computers what to do. With such an amount, it's normal to make mistakes when you're coding.

Code errors are also known as bugs.

And, do you know what's the most important thing to have when you're looking for them? Patience! Cleaning up all the bugs in your programs always tends to take longer than you initially think!

Now that you know what bugs are, we want to tell you a story about what happened to us one day cooking a soup that didn't taste as good as it smelled...

what is a bug


Print out this story at home and go through it while you cuddle up in bed. Or share it with all your students in the classroom.

Remember! Understanding computers is a SUPERPOWER. So, keep on learning! See you in the next episode!

Lots of Megas from The Binary World,

PS. In this other episode, we read a story about robots and hugs. If you missed it, read here the episode what is an algorithm?

A story
about friendship

Zerus y Ona are now best friends and like to do everything together. But, there was a time when they didn't know each other.

How did Zerus and Ona first meet?


One story for each word

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