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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: Assembler Pin
  Forogar  3-Apr-19 9:21
professional  Forogar  3-Apr-19 9:21 
GeneralRe: Assembler Pin
Chris Maunder3-Apr-19 9:25
cofounderChris Maunder3-Apr-19 9:25 
GeneralRe: Assembler Pin
  Forogar  3-Apr-19 9:59
professional  Forogar  3-Apr-19 9:59 
GeneralMaybe it depends on what your are tooling up to do? Pin
MarcusCole68331-Apr-19 4:16
professionalMarcusCole68331-Apr-19 4:16 
GeneralNim Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic1-Apr-19 3:40
MemberNemanja Trifunovic1-Apr-19 3:40 
GeneralRe: Nim Pin
PeejayAdams2-Apr-19 5:32
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GeneralUnpopular Opinion... VB PinPopular
KSmithDev1-Apr-19 3:27
professionalKSmithDev1-Apr-19 3:27 
GeneralRe: Unpopular Opinion... VB Pin
Jalapeno Bob1-Apr-19 9:06
professionalJalapeno Bob1-Apr-19 9:06 
I will agree with you. It is very easy to learn and understand. As one of my bosses used to say: "It's so easy to understand, even an auditor can understand it."

In its current invocation, it can do anything the other languages can do and, in some cases, even more. Yes, it is wordy - but for someone learning, words begin and end make more sense than { and }. The different uses for parenthesis, braces and curly braces is often confusing. The syntax for the for command is somewhat cryptic.

It is my opinion that it is better to start with simple and clear, then add the shortcuts later.

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GeneralRe: Unpopular Opinion... VB Pin
PIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 13:15
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Jalapeno Bob1-Apr-19 19:44
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RickZeeland1-Apr-19 23:23
mveRickZeeland1-Apr-19 23:23 
GeneralJava or C#, they are both similar in many respects Pin
Slacker0071-Apr-19 0:13
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honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 0:45
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ZurdoDev1-Apr-19 2:03
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Marc Clifton2-Apr-19 2:25
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Slacker0072-Apr-19 2:35
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GeneralRe: Java or C#, they are both similar in many respects Pin
Lutosław7-Apr-19 1:05
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GeneralOf course C#. Pin
GKP199231-Mar-19 22:17
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GeneralRe: Of course C#. Pin
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