What should be the first programming language I learn?
August 13, 2004 7:52 AM Subscribe
Programming languages: I'd like to take up programming as a hobby, with an eye towards evaluating it as a career choice. What language should I learn? [more inside].
posted by gd779 to Computers & Internet (27 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Back during college, I learned the basics of Visual Basic, C++, and C. I also learned a little bit of Java. Now I've got a non-IT related career, and I miss it. Where should I begin? Specifically, what languages are in high demand; what languages are technically useful; and/or what languages make a good foundation for later programming? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.