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Which programming language would you recommend to learn first?

Survey period: 1 Apr 2019 to 8 Apr 2019

Assuming you're given no other information, in which direction would you point a budding new developer?

JavaScript or TypeScript884.66

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GeneralRe: C Pin
Fabio Franco2-Apr-19 0:47
professionalFabio Franco2-Apr-19 0:47 
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John R. Shaw2-Apr-19 11:38
John R. Shaw2-Apr-19 11:38 
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honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 2:45
mvahoney the codewitch1-Apr-19 2:45 
GeneralRe: C Pin
PIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 4:03
professionalPIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 4:03 
GeneralRe: C Pin
den2k881-Apr-19 4:14
professionalden2k881-Apr-19 4:14 
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honey the codewitch1-Apr-19 8:34
mvahoney the codewitch1-Apr-19 8:34 
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Rick York1-Apr-19 19:46
mveRick York1-Apr-19 19:46 
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englebart2-Apr-19 3:19
professionalenglebart2-Apr-19 3:19 
Having to learn pointers in C teaches you how "references" work in C# and Java.
Better and quicker than learning assembly.

Most modern languages run on top of libraries that are coded in C.

I think C is a great learning language to understand memory, variables, call stack, etc.

I would not do any large scale projects in it though.

Knowing C function pointers and the like makes the concept of a class v-table something that you should be able to visualize quite easily. No magic!

GeneralRe: C Pin
Gary R. Wheeler2-Apr-19 14:30
Gary R. Wheeler2-Apr-19 14:30 
GeneralAcademic or professional? Pin
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan31-Mar-19 20:27
professionalAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan31-Mar-19 20:27 
GeneralRe: Academic or professional? Pin
PIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 3:59
professionalPIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 3:59 
GeneralDefinitely not C Pin
PIEBALDconsult31-Mar-19 19:16
professionalPIEBALDconsult31-Mar-19 19:16 
GeneralRe: Definitely not C Pin
KarstenK1-Apr-19 0:51
mveKarstenK1-Apr-19 0:51 
GeneralRe: Definitely not C Pin
PIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 3:53
professionalPIEBALDconsult1-Apr-19 3:53 
GeneralRe: Definitely not C Pin
PeejayAdams1-Apr-19 0:58
PeejayAdams1-Apr-19 0:58 

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