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How many programming languages should you really learn?

Discussion in 'Discussion' started by Damon, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Damon

    Damon Web Developer Staff Member Global Moderator

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    As this is a common question asked by people who are new to programming and are overwhelmed by the sheer amount of programming languages to choose from I'd like to share this short video focusing on this basic question answered by the instructor of one of the courses I enrolled with.

     
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  2. vTune

    vTune starboy#1

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    All of them. Bam done
     
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  3. Damon

    Damon Web Developer Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Haha well you can do a lot of stuffs then atleast ;)
     
  4. Zenorex

    Zenorex Wizard

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    don't listen to noobs like brad hussey.

    Here's one god and one less-known guy (perl creator)




    and this is one of the guys you should ignore completely. He can't explain his opinions

     
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  5. Tarek1337

    Tarek1337 Member

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    :Thonkang: Linus
     
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  6. Mackan

    Mackan Content Developer

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    I think someone is a real Java fanboy :rolleyes::p:D;)
     
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  7. Damon

    Damon Web Developer Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I think you might be correct about that haha :D

    On a serious note I would recommend learning JavaScript to anyone who is looking to learn Web Development/Web Design simply because it is so powerful. Not only is it important for the Dynamic Frontend tasks you usually need HTML/CSS/JS for but also it can spare you the hassle of learning an additional coding language for the backend. Basically when you know JS and don't have much time on your hands there is no need to learn PHP to do backend stuff such as Authorization/Authentication/APIs and the like. Using Node.JS and NPM you can cover all the backend tasks you may be looking for. Furthermore Node is more lighweigth, straightforward and easier to learn because, YES! you guessed right: You already incorporated its syntax by learning JS the first time for the Frontend :)
     
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  8. whitevo

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    For now my goals what languages to learn in next 10 years are: c++, c#, haskell, javascript
    unless something even cooler comes up.
     
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  9. Damon

    Damon Web Developer Staff Member Global Moderator

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    You mean something like Assembly kappa xD
     
  10. Mattox

    Mattox aka Bredaase

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  11. HTML isn't really a language, should take you a few hours to grasp the concepts tho.

    Its important to learn at least 1 language per platform, client/server side, database, command, or os specific are all important areas to cover. The more options you have the easier it will be to complete a task.

    Development : If there was a swiss army knife then you wouldn't see workers walking around with tool boxes. ( a different tool for a different part of the job )
     
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  12. Zenorex

    Zenorex Wizard

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    HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language

    ... is a language just like xml and tex are languages. However, they're not programming languages. They are MARKUP LANGUAGES
     
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    null retired

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    LINUS TORVALDS <3.
     
  14. I started reading up on Perl and it isn't very intuitive if its your 1st language then great I am sure you will have no problem with it but as a veteran coder of other languages and relatively older person. I am finding it difficult to keep an interest and grasp the concept.

    Mainly because it uses symbols to define its types where as other languages use words.

    Perl -- taken from an o'relly book
    $ number or string
    @ list of value keyed or numbered
    % group of values keyed or numbered
    & callable chunk of Perl code
    * everything being struck

    Also as I get older I am finding things that were easy in earlier years much more challenging.
     
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