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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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honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 0:44
mvahoney the codewitch1-Apr-19 0:44 
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Slacker0071-Apr-19 0:56
professionalSlacker0071-Apr-19 0:56 
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honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 1:08
mvahoney 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 1:37
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den2k881-Apr-19 1:50
professionalden2k881-Apr-19 1:50 
Software does not live in a limbo, it interacts and control physical objects that have safety concerns and timings to be respected; it interacts with other software and software infrastructure. All of that is way beyond the common Software Architect because it needs any knowledge of the problem dominion, may it be mathematical, mechanical, electrical or chemical.

Of course web, UI and desktop applications developers do not need any of it but they are only a small part of the software related industry. ISO 26262 is *not* for programmers, the various aeronautical and aerospatial normatives on software developement are not for for programmers, even the processes that are to be followed are not addressed to programmers. It's engineering plain and simple - having rigorous, predictable and highly testable models way before putting them into instruction sequence is the true core of software engineering.
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

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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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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
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PIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 2:59
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GeneralDefinitely not C Pin
PIEBALDconsult31-Mar-19 18:16
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KarstenK31-Mar-19 23:51
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PIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 2:53
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PeejayAdams31-Mar-19 23:58
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