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Which programming language would you recommend to learn first?

Survey period: 1 Apr 2019 to 8 Apr 2019

Assuming you're given no other information, in which direction would you point a budding new developer?

OptionVotes% 
C75740.05
C++1337.04
C#52927.99
Kotlin130.69
Java774.07
JavaScript or TypeScript884.66
PHP331.75
Python1719.05
Swift110.58
Other784.13

View optional text answers (133 answers)


 
GeneralRe: C Pin
PIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 3:03
professionalPIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 3:03 
GeneralRe: C Pin
den2k881-Apr-19 3:14
professionalden2k881-Apr-19 3:14 
GeneralRe: C Pin
honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 7:34
mvahoney the codewitch1-Apr-19 7:34 
GeneralRe: C Pin
Rick York1-Apr-19 18:46
mveRick York1-Apr-19 18:46 
GeneralRe: C Pin
englebart2-Apr-19 2:19
professionalenglebart2-Apr-19 2:19 
GeneralRe: C Pin
Gary R. Wheeler2-Apr-19 13:30
MemberGary R. Wheeler2-Apr-19 13:30 
GeneralAcademic or professional? Pin
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan31-Mar-19 19:27
mveAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan31-Mar-19 19:27 
GeneralRe: Academic or professional? Pin
PIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 2:59
professionalPIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 2:59 
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan wrote:
The answer entirely depends on whether the purpose of learning is for the academic reasons; or for understanding how computer works, or whether you are looking for a job.


The first thing to determine is whether or not the student has the aptitude for the kind of critical thinking which is required.
That's why you start with an easy language and then work up to the more useful languages.

Just as a pilot will learn on something like a Cessna even if he dreams of flying 747s.
GeneralDefinitely not C Pin
PIEBALDconsult31-Mar-19 18:16
professionalPIEBALDconsult31-Mar-19 18:16 
GeneralRe: Definitely not C Pin
KarstenK31-Mar-19 23:51
mveKarstenK31-Mar-19 23:51 
GeneralRe: Definitely not C Pin
PIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 2:53
professionalPIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 2:53 
GeneralRe: Definitely not C Pin
PeejayAdams31-Mar-19 23:58
MemberPeejayAdams31-Mar-19 23:58 

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