Senior Sales Engineer at Okta, Inc.
A solid understanding of basic programming can be gained from any number of languages. Since there are so many types of different types of development (front end, back end, web, mobile, enterprise, etc...) I'd recommend taking a look at these and thinking about what you enjoy doing. If you just love the idea of creating a mobile app then I'd try to learn about swift. Swift can be easy to get into on Mac as well as xcode is free to download from the app store. Take a look at https://www.khanacademy.org/computing for not only good into information into computer programming (development) but you can also take remote classes for free using this service!
Again, think about what you want to do in the future or what you find exciting and then follow a path that will allow you to learn about it.
Hope this helps!
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Create an account on https://www.khanacademy.org
- Try to install an IDE like eclipse or intellij on a computer or install xcode on a mac to develop for iOS (iphones)
- Try to create a simple Hello World application (all basic development starts with a hello world app) you can even download examples.