Good beginner programming language?
November 30, 2005 7:22 AM Subscribe
Going back to school to learn some programming but lost in a sea of language choices and preferences. Help.
posted by j.p. Hung to Education (35 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been a designer for 15+ yrs (desperately trying not to date myself) and would like to go back to school to learn programming. I've built my share of websites (both flash enhanced and e-commerce) but still consider myself a complete novice when it comes to scripting. In order to better communicate with my design team, I've decided to put my left brain on hold for a bit and go back to school, but I am lost in a sea of language choices. I use Flash so have been exposed to Actionscripting (though don't know it) and I've also dabbled with Java, Perl and a couple others but only in relation to specific jobs I had contracted - and always while working with qualified programmers.