77 - Which Programming Language Is The Best To Learn First
October 19th, 2021
In this episode we chat about programming languages. Specifically, which is best to learn first depending on what part of the "stack" you plan to work within. Each area has a different core language that is most popular. Learning which one to choose, and focus on, is a big step in building your skills fast. The faster you learn the faster you can start applying to jobs or working as a freelance software engineer.
- Used on almost every website
- Can be used to create desktop applications
- Lots of legacy code still out there
- Some new stuff still being developed too
- Very popular
- Lots of available jobs
- Common beginner language
- Gaining tons of adoption
- Taking Python's place as the general language
- Used at major companies
- Lots of legacy code than needs maintained
- Common in colleges and universities
- Alternative to Java
- Less verbose
- Just as powerful
- Legacy code still needs maintained.
- Alternative to Objective-C
- Just as powerful
Best Places to Learn
- Codecademy - Python, Go, Swift, PHP
- YouTube - Video lessons by users
- Algo Expert - Great for learning less common data structures
- Udacity - Video lessons by users
- LinkedIn Learning - Video lessons by experienced users
- Free Code Camp for Front End development
- Algo Expert for mastering data structures
- Data structures are the best thing to master as a new programmer
- Lots of great videos explaining how to use and write a data structure in a given language
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