How to Choose a Programming Language to Learn

We are surrounded by hundreds of programming languages, but you can’t learn all of them. In this article, I am going to explain a few simple points to consider while choosing your next programming language to learn.

If you are wondering what programming languages I know, well I wouldn’t exactly say I am good at them but I can write programs in JavaScriptTypeScriptPythonGoDartBashas well as a little of Java and C/C++. I know TypeScript isn’t exactly a language but after Deno, you can say so. I wouldn’t brag about it but I used to work on PHP in the early days.

So does having the baggage of these many languages worth it? Well, it depends who you ask but my answer is always, Yes. Actually, I am planning to learn Rust next, so enough is never enough for me. However, I don’t encourage this practice in certain contexts. Let me elaborate.

Let’s first understand what a programming language is. A programming language is a way to write instruction to process input data and produce some output data or an effect on a computer. For example, you can write a program to calculate the sum of two numbers. Similarly, you can write a program to display a picture on your screen or play a sound.

But there isn’t a universal programming language just as there is no universal spoken language. You can pretty much write a program to calculate the sum of two numbers in any programming language including Bash. But it’s not the programming language itself which is the deciding factor but how it works plays a more important role.

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10 Free Online Resources To Learn Swift Language

Swift is a fast and efficient general-purpose programming language that provides real-time feedback and can be seamlessly incorporated into existing Objective-C code. This is why developers are able to write safer, more reliable code while saving time. It aims to be the best language that can be used for various purposes ranging from systems programming to mobile as well as desktop apps and scaling up to cloud services.

Below here, we list down the 10 best online resources to learn Swift language.

(The list is in no particular order)

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Learning C: The Do-while Statement and The input and Process Until Done Template

In this article I’m going to demonstrate another way to implement the Input and Process Until Done  template using the do-while  statement. The major difference between the while  statement and the do-while  statement is that with the do-while  statement the condition is tested at the bottom of the loop instead of at the top as it is with the while  statement.

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The Most Important Programming Lesson I Ever Learned

In the fall of 2012, I walked into my graduate advisor’s office and asked her which computer science class she recommended for me to enroll in. I explained that I was a complete novice in programming. She suggested Introduction to C Programming.

After attending a few lectures, I discover that the majority of the students I spoke to in this introductorycourse had some prior experience in programming.

Six weeks and 80 hours of work later, I dropped the course.

Enter spring semester of 2013. I enrolled in an easier computer science course, Introduction to Computer Programming via the Web. I breezed through the first quarter of the course, executing HTML and CSS with ease. Then, we started Javascript (JS). That feeling of constant anxiety and stress from my previous computer science course returned in full fashion. It was too late in the semester to drop the course, so I asked a friend for help.

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Top 5 Programming Languages to Learn in 2021 | Top Programming Languages | Intellipaat

In this video, you will know the top 5 Programming languages to learn in 2021. It is always confusing for a beginner to choose a programming language from the pool of tens of languages. So we have come up with this video to help you out chose the best one to start your career with and learn programming fast.

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13 Free/Low-Cost Sites to Supercharge Your Programming Self-Education

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Although we still talk about programming as a standalone career, the dominance of technology in our lives makes it clear that coding is much more than a career path. In my opinion, computer science is more than a college major or a high-paid job; it’s a skill, essential for thriving in a modern-day economy.

Whether you work in healthcare, marketing, business, or other fields, you will see more coding and have to deal with a growing number of technologies throughout your entire life.

Now that we live in a tech-driven world, asking “Should I learn to program” is almost synonymous with “Should I learn to speak, read, or count?”

The short answer is: yes.

How to start your journey in coding? The good news is there are plenty of resources to support you all the way through. To save you the trouble of looking them up and choosing the right ones, I created my list of learning platforms that offer well-rounded programming education and help you stay competitive on the job market.

Here are 12+ useful educational resources every coding student should check out.

1. Codegym

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