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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

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GeneralRe: Of course C#. Pin
honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 1:11
mvahoney the codewitch1-Apr-19 1:11 
GeneralDepends on the motivation Pin
KarstenK31-Mar-19 21:26
mveKarstenK31-Mar-19 21:26 
GeneralRe: Depends on the motivation Pin
OriginalGriff31-Mar-19 21:49
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KarstenK31-Mar-19 21:55
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GKP199231-Mar-19 22:20
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GeneralC Pin
den2k8831-Mar-19 21:16
professionalden2k8831-Mar-19 21:16 
GeneralRe: C Pin
honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 0:34
mvahoney the codewitch1-Apr-19 0:34 
GeneralRe: C Pin
den2k881-Apr-19 0:40
professionalden2k881-Apr-19 0:40 
My concern with Python, Java and C# is that it convinces people that they know how to write software (not only code, software) while they barely know what thery are doing.

And when their byproduct end up in production against all common sense it will become a PITA to the few competent people out there.

The other languages mentioned are basically useless trinkets, I will not even dwell on them as they omae wa mou shindeiru.
GCS d--(d+) s-/++ a C++++ U+++ P- L+@ E-- W++ N+ o+ K- w+++ O? M-- V? PS+ PE- Y+ PGP t+ 5? X R+++ tv-- b+(+++) DI+++ D++ G e++ h--- r+++ y+++*      Weapons extension: ma- k++ F+2 X

GeneralRe: C Pin
honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 0:44
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Slacker0071-Apr-19 0:56
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honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 1:08
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honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 1:15
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den2k881-Apr-19 1:32
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Slacker0071-Apr-19 1:51
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Fabio Franco1-Apr-19 23:47
professionalFabio Franco1-Apr-19 23:47 
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John R. Shaw2-Apr-19 10:38
MemberJohn R. Shaw2-Apr-19 10:38 
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honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 1:45
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PIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 3:03
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den2k881-Apr-19 3:14
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honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 7:34
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Rick York1-Apr-19 18:46
mveRick York1-Apr-19 18:46 
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englebart2-Apr-19 2:19
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