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What's a good coding language to start with?

It's part of my major, I want to start now learning it, so it will be easy to understand when classes open again?

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Thank you comment icon What is your major? That might help people answer with more clarity. Michael Tokar
Thank you comment icon Python and Java are very good language to start, easy to understand and there are good free courses at Coursera Jose Chinchilla

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Kin’s Answer

Hi, Nancy.

I suggest you try to learn Python first. The field of computer science nowadays deals with a lot of big data information, like predicting what your customers will like most and trying to give them recommendations. After that, if you want to get involved in our development field, you can learn more Swift coding and Object-C/C# to develop mobile apps.

Next steps, you need to know the programming Data Structures and Algorithms. Just likes Greedy Algorithms: Shortest Paths, Divide and Conquer: Mergesort, Quicksort, Dynamic Programming, Randomised Algorithms and Backtracking Algorithms. These things are the best simple learning steps to try to learn any new programming language.

Kin recommends the following next steps:

https://users.cs.fiu.edu/~weiss/
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kaili’s Answer

Python is the easiest you start a language learning, But It's just a script language. Usually be used for crawling or writing some small functional scripts. At the same time, it is also very powerful, someone used to develop a website. You will obtain confidence from learning python rather than let you down which use c/c++ as you start learning.
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Chiu’s Answer

Depend on your experience on coding, Python or Java script is easy to start with.

Chiu recommends the following next steps:

You can try the https://hourofcode.com/us for the basic concept of coding
https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming to learn the Java script.
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Robert’s Answer

Python! I think it is one of the most straightforward, while also highly in demand. It makes sense to start by learning one that is relatively easy, but also highly valuable.
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Ayesha’s Answer

I think R or Python are good programming languages to learn and both are really in demand right now in data science. Personally I learned R first and believe its more intuitive and easier to pick up. I started to learn Python last year and feel like its a little harder to pick up than R.

Regardless there are some really good tutorials on to DataCamp and Code Academy to learn the basics of both programming languages.
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Christopher’s Answer

Hi Nancy,

As many others have said, I would recommend looking into Python as a first-venture into the programming world. It's free, pretty easy to get started with, and there are tons of free online tutorials and resources.

I highly recommend starting to watch or read through some tutorials online, YouTube is a fantastic resource! With that being said, I've found that in order to really get into learning a language, you should try to come up with simple projects that you would like to accomplish on your own rather than merely following a step-by-step tutorial. Then you can take bits and pieces from tutorials and guides online and create something entirely your own. Following step-by-step guides is useful in the beginning, but it's not a great way to truly learn the material. Individual learning has always been the best way for me!
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Michael’s Answer

I would recommend staring with Python or C/C++ for beginner. Many self learn books or degrees begin with these languages. That being said, there is no wrong answer. Learning a programming language can be difficult, so if you already know someone who is proficient in a language, you might consider that language so they can assist you.
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Rita’s Answer

If you are thinking of learning to code or make a career in coding; here are the best and the easiest coding languages to learn for the first-time learners:

1.Python
2.Ruby
3.JavaScript
4.Java
5.C/C++
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Nadia’s Answer

Additional tip: if you have a company that you would like to work for in the future, check their current job offerings to see which languages are the ones they use or are looking for :)
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Peter’s Answer

Based on industry trends i would recommend focusing on obtaining various Cloud related certifications. Whether general practitioners, architecture, data science, etc. This is where the industries - whether finance, entertainments, news, media, social - are all headed. That combined with general development / devops skills will position you well.
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Satya’s Answer

Hi Nancy,

You will want to ensure that you have a strong foundational base in more common languages such as Java and Python, and to echo above advice you should focus on Cloud-based development tools that will allow you to be competitive in the job market. There are multitudes of resources which you can leverage for free or low cost, some more well-known and highly-praised resources are Udemy, Codecademy, aCloudGuru, LinuxAcademy. Furthermore, universities (especially in the time of Covid) have released varieties of online whitepapers, guides, and walkthroughs for technical skills for free.
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Alexander’s Answer

I'd say Python. Pretty easy and straight forward, and still used quite a bit in companies. Also anything cloud based.
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Lou alberto’s Answer

There is no right answer, of course. Choosing a first language will depend on what kind of projects you want to work on, who you want to work for, or how easy you want it to be. Hopefully, this guide will help give you a better idea of which one you should pursue.

If you’re looking for something easy: Python
If you want a solid foundation to make you a master developer: C
If you’re looking for a job or want to make mobile apps: Java
If you want to try front-end development: Javascript

HOwever, Python is one of the most commonly used programming languages today and is an easy language and very straight for beginners to learn because of its readability.

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Anantha Ganesh’s Answer

Python is one of the most commonly used programming languages today and is an easy language for beginners to learn because of its readability. It is a free, open-source programming language with extensive support modules and community development, easy integration with web services, user-friendly data structures, and GUI-based desktop applications. It is a popular programming language for Machine Learning and deep learning applications.
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pranab’s Answer

I believe , You can start with either of the languages

1.Python
2.Ruby
3.JavaScript
4.Java
5.C/C++
6.COBOL or mainframe

It depends on your aptitude and analytical skills but I think Python is easiest to learn

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