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Which Programming Language Should I Learn First?

Which Programming Language Should I Learn First?
I would recommend starting with a scripting language (Perl, Ruby, Python, Powershell) rather than a programming language (C, Java, C++, C#, Objective C). The amount of setup you have to do to get basic stuff working in a scripting language is tiny compared to the work needed in a programming language. I would also say, that your first language is the hardest, but it's important not to just learn one language. People who only learn one language tend to lack a deeper understanding of how their language works, because they've nothing to compare it against. I actually think Javascript is a great language to learn academically, because it's very simple, when compared with a monster like Java. Flagged

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