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What Programming Language to Start Studying?

There are hundreds of different programming languages ​​out there . If you're a beginner , you can ignore the fact that most of them there . However, even if restrict the list to only a dozen of the most important languages ​​, decide what programming language to first learn a task can be challenging . You may wonder : I first learn C , C + + , Java , C # , or PHP ? If you make this 10 question for programmers , you will probably hear 10 replies different . Here is mine.

In the same way that human languages, programming languages ​​are used to communicate . Interestingly , they also involve Communication between people , since other developers will end reading / modifying / improving your code or you will do it at some point . Unlike natural languages ​​, however, the languages programming are perfectly understood by computers , thanks to the help of interpreters, compilers, and other similar types of software .

Depending on the type of program you 're trying to write , and what environment you are working , you will discover that some programming languages better suited than others for certain tasks, even if the languages most common programming are labeled as being for " general use " .

For example , if you want to create an application for iPhone and iPad , your best bet would be to use Objective- C . For Android smartphones and tablets , in most cases , you need to learn client-side technologies like HTML , CSS and JavaScript ( these 3 , only the JavaScript is a real programming language , but other two are important anyway ) . For the server side of your web application , you probably need to learn languages ​​like PHP , Ruby , or Python ( all three have frameworks that will help to stop the easier and less time consuming ) task web , instead of a system favorite as C. (Of course , programming is necessary to mention the SQL if you are creating an interface with a relational database ) .

Then you should begin your adventure through the world of programming languages ​​with JavaScript ? But what Objective- C ? SQL ? My advice is to avoid starting your journey with a programming language that is tied to a specific environment .

Early in the game , your main goal is to learn how to program - and how think like a programmer - rather than learning a specific language . a Since you are ace on fundamental concepts with the help of objective general programming language , you can easily learn new languages ​​as the need arises depending on the type of software you would like to develop .

This is a profession where most of your skills are developed and refined when you actually practice . If you falter in the fundamentals of programming, you can easily choose a specific language and a framework when you need to build iPad apps or anything else you want to create .

A well-prepared developer will end up learning several languages programming and tools throughout his career. That said , if you are just starting out , focus on first language. While this may seem a little silly at first, the good news is that, if you do not choose a truly exotic programming language , much of what you learn can also be used in other programming languages ​​. Remember that this stage , most of all , you are learning how to communicate their thoughts into precise statements so that other programmers can understand ( and be able to run the computer ) .

Therefore , you can not go far wrong with any of the languages general-purpose programming (eg , C , Java , C # , Perl , Ruby , Python , or Scheme) . That said , if you are learning by yourself , I would advise you to choose a language that will make your path easier learning . in other words , choose a programming language that is widely used , well documented , and friendly to beginners . You are looking for language that is not too bureaucratic , you do not need to manage memory directly , or have expertise in mathematics to begin.

So, my suggestion would be to start with Python, and use as a tool to learn the general art of programming. Learning Python is fun, easy and helpful. You will be able to use it for a wide range of projects in various environments (scripting, web, scientific research etc.)

Sources to Study or Practice :


Project Euler




MIT Courses







The Code Player

Khan Academy

General Assembly

Learn Code

Android Developer

Apple Developer

Tree House

Any Recommendation , Please ! [COMMENT]

Note by Gabriel Merces
3 years, 1 month ago

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c++ is my main code Joshua Lumanog · 3 years, 1 month ago

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if a begineer start with PYTHON Palash Som · 2 years, 11 months ago

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What about udacity and w3 school. Swapnil Rajawat · 3 years, 1 month ago

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The New Boston this is also a very good source Akhilesh Chobey · 3 years, 1 month ago

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That's a long list of sources. Which are the top 3 that you would recommend, and why? Calvin Lin Staff · 3 years, 1 month ago

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@Calvin Lin I think codeacademy is one of the besties. Mardokay Mosazghi · 3 years, 1 month ago

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@Calvin Lin Edx definitely :) Happy Melodies · 3 years, 1 month ago

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This is definitely helpful, a website that you might add can be Code school ! Mardokay Mosazghi · 3 years, 1 month ago

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Nice note, thank you by sites... Heder Oliveira Dias · 3 years ago

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Hmm i i think that a list... Grace Layosa · 3 years, 1 month ago

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TheNewBoston is an absolutly great resource if you can handle some jokes and cussing. I would like to discourage Codecademy because of its outdated HTML techniques and W3Schools because of the same reason too. Kevin Mo · 3 years, 1 month ago

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Don't forget a list of IDE's if you are giving resources. A good IDE can be of huge benefit for someone just learning a language. For python I've used both spyder and visual studio with success, but a professional should probably weigh in on the best IDE for a beginner. David Mattingly Staff · 3 years, 1 month ago

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@Anik Mandal I will tag you here because this note might be helpful for you.. Kartik Sharma · 2 years, 11 months ago

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