You’re not the only one who googled this. Many people start learning to program by searching thinks like “learn Python”. But how do you know which programming language to learn first?
First, start with this infographic:
Even though deciding what language to choose may seem like a quiz, let us tell you the truth. It will take you hundred of hours of practice and there are numerous factors that should influence your choice:
- Make sure it is an easy to learn language, as it is your first;
- Pay attention to the job offers for that language;
- See if there are long term prospects for it;
- Make sure you can build something while learning, so you will stay motivated.
We’re not saying one language is better than other and we’re not encouraging you to learn only one language. All we’re saying is you should start with one language and lean it very well.
Looking at the languages that are truly used, we see this:
The used technologies
Looking at the jobs, most of them refer to Java rather than any other language.
The job offers on the market
The long term prospects
Working in the industry gave us a clear big picture on all the programming languages. If you just started learning or you’re looking for what programming language to begin with, we hope this article was useful for you. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us. At Team Extension we really appreciate self-taught, motivated people.