Which programming language should you learn first?

You want to code but not sure where to start?

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Hi dear friends..

You want to code but not sure where to start?

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The changes are very fast in this industry . And with a lot of possible languages to choose from, it can be overwhelming to go through them and find the one that suits your needs.

If you are new to this community and do not know which language to start with, this article is for you. I will try to help you select your first programming language. Lets remember “What is a programming language”.

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Programming languages are the tools used to write instructions for computers to follow.

All software you encounter on your phone, tablet, and computer is created using code, written in a particular programming language or a combination of languages.

The basic concepts of programming languages are relatively the same but what makes them different is their syntax.

There are two ways to make this decision. First is to choose a programming language based on your goal and the second is to choose a programming language based on what is the most in-demand or popular in the industry.

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Your answer should depend on “ Why do you want to learn coding?”. Only for you are curious and looking for fun? Or you are trying to build something specific or get a new job?

If you’re just learning for hobby, fun, or curiosity; It doesn’t matter which language you choose! Some popular languages for those starting out include Python, HTML, CSS or JavaScript.

As you are at the very beginning of this world, just to get your foot in the door you should learn HTML,CSS. These dual languages will let you create awsome webpages as a “Front End Developer”. After this step the way goes on JavaScript, Node, or React to give your website the functionality. You are web developer then :)

If you are good at math and want to analyze data? SQL is a great option for you. if you’re looking for data processing Python and R are good starting places for data visualization.

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To get a new job or make career you shoul take the the second way. Here your area of ​​interest comes into play.Whether you want to develop a mobile application, web application, web design, data science, IT, AI, or another industry.

Do not forget that it will take time and money to learn the language. So reach out to those communities and try to find what a typical day looks like for them. What languages do they use and what do they recommend starting with? Popularity makes a language desired and gives you a job.

Now you decided what path to go on. I listed the popular languages to start below. Lets see..

Python is easy for beginners to learn because of its readability. You can learn the essentials of coding without difficulty. I strongly suggest the beginners to start from here..

It is used and has played an important part in data science, machine learning, and web development. It is a free, open-source programming language with extensive support modules and community development.

Java is one of the most common, in-demand computer programming languages used today. Today there are more than 3 billion devices running applications built with Java.Java is a more complex language to learn, but experienced developers with Java coding skills are in high-demand.

Most often Java is used to build large enterprise class applications. Java works great within corporate environments, or if you’re building a very large scale system. Also used in backend of websites like Google, Amazon, Twitter, and YouTube.

To have more job opportunuties you should learn Java.

Kotlin is used extensively for Android apps, web application, desktop application, and server-side application development. Most of the Google applications are based on Kotlin.

It was built to be better than Java. After Learning Java You should learn this language as an obligation.

For bulding Mobile (Apple iOS apps, specifically) this is your language. You do not need to know any other languages to start learning. An open-source programming language that is easy to learn.

To be a web developer you should learn javascript for dinamic design. This is essential after HTML-CSS as I defined before.

JavaScript is a programming language commonly used in web development. It was originally developed by Netscape as a means to add dynamic and interactive elements to websites like displaying timely content updates, interactive maps, animated 2D/3D graphics, scrolling video jukeboxes, ..

Go was developed by Google in 2007 for APIs and web applications. Its simple and modern structure and syntax familiarity makes it easy to learn. It is also known as Golang.

Many web developers will find it essential to learn PHP, as this language is used to build more than 80% of websites on the Internet, including those like Facebook and Yahoo.

If you have a coding background it is easy to learn. But I do not suggest it for beginners. You will be in touch when you will have to take care of an old website.

It is used to develop Static websites or Dynamic websites or Web applications.

Ruby is a scripting language built from the ground up for use in front end and back end web development and similar applications. It is a robust, dynamically typed, and object-oriented language. What’s more, its syntax is so high-level and easy to understand that it’s considered as close as you can get to coding in English.

More than one person has commented that they could basically understand Ruby code even without knowing how to program!

Essentially, it’s a language that allows communication with databases in order to manage all the data they contain.

SQL is a special-purpose programming language designed to handle data in a relational database management system. A database server is a computer program that provides database services to other programs or computers, as defined by the client-server model.

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I hope I could help you make up your mind :)

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