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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: C Pin
Slacker0071-Apr-19 1:37
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den2k881-Apr-19 1:50
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Slacker0071-Apr-19 1:51
professionalSlacker0071-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
professionalden2k881-Apr-19 3:14 
Manifacturing, automotive... I work only on these kinds of software and I don't laugh when I get free ranging coders with no respect for structure.

Besides, software must be maintained. Leave it in the hands of "those who code" and it becomes impossible in the long run, with constant costs for substitution or worse, legacy maintaining.

Coders are slowly dying in the industry, software engineers are much more requested. Being capable of analyzing, detailing and following a process is conductive to realeasing workable software on time and with profit. Software engineering is made of measures, models, previsions, traceability and documentation.

Algorithm developement is not, but it's sadly a niche activity.
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honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 7:34
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Rick 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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PeejayAdams31-Mar-19 23:58
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