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Luca Predoi
Luca Predoi

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Best programming languages to learn as a begginer

Introduction

In this article, I am going to briefly present to you the top five programming languages to learn as a beginner programmer.

NOTE: Whatever programming language you choose, the most important thing is to learn the concepts.

5. C++

https://www.cplusplus.com/
Though old, c++ is one of the best programming languages out there. It's object-oriented and perfect for many use cases, including embedded programming, game programming, and GUI development. C++ adds OOP concepts to the c programming language. You may find it a bit hard to learn it as a first language, but it will help you establish a solid base in OOP and statically typed languages.

4. Go (Go Lang)

https://golang.org/
Go is a fairly new programming language made by google. It's somewhat similar to python but it's statically typed. Go is one of the 4 tolerated programming languages at google and it's widely used. Go is used in many different cases, including back-end web development. Go strikes as an easy and elegant language to learn.

3. Python

https://www.python.org/
Python is a widely use dynamically typed programming/scripting language. It's very popular and easy to learn with its English-like syntax. Python is very powerful and it can be used in many different scenarios, including web development, game dev(Godot), scripting, hacking, etc.

2. Java

https://www.java.com/en/
Java is a very popular programming language, perhaps the most popular. It is widely used by enterprises because of its reliability. It runs on the JVM(Java Virtual Machine), meaning that it can run almost everywhere. It's used for backend web dev, game dev (ex. Minecraft Java Edition), GUI dev, and general software dev.


Honorable mentions

Rust

https://www.rust-lang.org/
Rust is a multi-paradigm, high-level, general-purpose programming language designed for performance and safety, especially safe concurrency. Rust is syntactically similar to C++ but can guarantee memory safety by using a borrow checker to validate references.


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1. Javascript

https://www.javascript.com/
Javascript, also known as ECMAScript, is one of the most popular programming languages out there. Javascript is dynamically typed and it runs natively on web browsers. It's very popular because you can use it anywhere (front end, backend, mobile, etc.). It has a very simple syntax and implements concepts from OOP and FP.

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Conclusion

Learning your first programming language is not easy, but you will eventually succeed and you will find the cs concepts transferable from a programming language to another.

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