My question is to all the beginners out there…What was the first programming language you felt comfortable using? Why did you feel comfortable using this language?
I dabbled in Apple Basic, just on my own, 30 years ago.
I really loved it-- even made some simple text-based games.
I think it prepared me for the languages I am coming across today.
Python. It’s the first and only language I am familiar with. It’s a great starter language!
Thanks for your reply!! That is awesome!! I never worked with any Apple languages as of yet. I like Python, it is easier to understand and replicate. I tried to begin with JS and Java but could not logically wrap my head around those languages. I am continuing with Python 3, but would definitely love to broaden my arsenal!!
Thanks for your reply!! Yes, I agree Python is way easier than brainf*ck or Assembly. I have this app called DCoder (Android) where I practice writing code and came across other languages. I was curious about how brainf*ck looked and was in awe of all the symbols!!
It’s relatively odd, and is only used within the Defense Department and its contractors (e.g. Boeing uses it, I believe). It was a good language to learn a lot of concepts with, but I would not recommend it to somebody starting out today. For that purpose, Python is hard to beat!
Ultimately, different coding styles work well with different languages. The best way to learn is to try different styles out. You can’t go wrong with Python for learning though!
I took Java in college but I couldnt quite master it.
First language was Python from freshman year of college in Intro to Object-Oriented Programming. Didn’t quite master it, then switched to C++ in Data Structures and just completely lost it
HTML back in high school
Thank you all who responded to my question. I wish I hadn’t taken Networking over Programming in college. Programming is way more interesting and creative.
I learned C and html in college, but didnt master in them
BASIC on an old TRS80
I remember helping my mom with some basic HTML when I was a kid
PLT Scheme, which has now morphed into Racket. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racket_(programming_language)
I am in my 40’s now and started coding when I was 14 years old may be. I remember I started with Basic. However I didn’t follow any formal education program or course. It was only testing and for fun. I remember I fell into the spaghetti kind of programming, i. e. using a lot of goto command.
After that I knew that something called Visual Basic would introduce me to windows style of programming. But never went in. The Object Oriented Programming concept surpassed me by that time. Then I went to university and as it is usual, different professors used different language programming for their assignments so I never go deep into one in particular. I remember to go through Pascal, Fortran and C.
Being a PhD student I realized the importance of “going deep” in a programming language for data handling and start to search about Python and R.
Now I am in a research about cryptocurrencies and learning at self pace about blockchain “paradigm”, and I am particular interest in IoT and blockchain combination.
That’s why I usually say that I know “to code” but honestly I have never gone deep in any particular language. That’s why I am taking this course in order to make friends with similar interests and from whom I hope to share a lot and learn.
Basic was my starter, on an old Apple II.