Best programming language for a web design class?
September 10, 2009 5:07 PM Subscribe
What programming language should I teach my kids? (web dev)
posted by satori_movement to computers & internet (25 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've got about 20 interesting and enthusiastic highschool kids in a web design class. I'm having a blast teaching them, and so far we've covered some of the basics(html, css, and trappings of JS).
My own personal background is in PHP, but I've played with ruby and done a decent amount of work in python. I've also read that lua is a good choice, and there are some interesting MVCs in that area(plus Lua's syntax is similar to JS which I like).
Really though, I want to avoid running around in circles. So what programming language should I teach my kids? Lua, python, ruby, php, something else entirely?