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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 1:10
professionalSlacker0071-Apr-19 1:10 
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honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 1:15
mvahoney the codewitch1-Apr-19 1:15 
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den2k881-Apr-19 1:32
professionalden2k881-Apr-19 1:32 
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Slacker0071-Apr-19 1:37
professionalSlacker0071-Apr-19 1:37 
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den2k881-Apr-19 1:50
professionalden2k881-Apr-19 1:50 
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Slacker0071-Apr-19 1:51
professionalSlacker0071-Apr-19 1:51 
GeneralRe: C Pin
Fabio Franco1-Apr-19 23:47
professionalFabio Franco1-Apr-19 23:47 
GeneralRe: C Pin
John R. Shaw2-Apr-19 10:38
MemberJohn R. Shaw2-Apr-19 10:38 
Interesting.

So the guy that designs the hardware for a flight simulator is an engineer, but the guy that designs the software that makes it work is not.

1. An Architect focus on aesthetics, including appearance and function.
2. An Engineer oversees the implementation of the architect's plans.
3. A Programmer is someone who can write code. How well depends on experience.

So which of the above are you?

In my experience, most people implementing the code fall into category 3. To ensure quality, they should be overseen by someone who falls into category 2. As for category 1; many people that fall into category 2, also fall into category 1.

You be the judge.
INTP
"Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence." - Edsger Dijkstra
"I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks. " - Daniel Boone

GeneralRe: C Pin
honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 1:45
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PIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 3:03
professionalPIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 3:03 
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den2k881-Apr-19 3:14
professionalden2k881-Apr-19 3:14 
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honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 7:34
mvahoney 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
professionalenglebart2-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
mveAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan31-Mar-19 19:27 
GeneralRe: Academic or professional? Pin
PIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 2:59
professionalPIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 2:59 
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
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