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Is Python a good 1st language to learn?

Discussion in 'Programming' started by avus276, Jul 4, 2013.

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    I have experience with HTML and CSS through wordpress but I really want to get into programming.

    I have heard that Python is a great language and is really versatile. I have heard mixed emotions though about how "hard" it is to learn.

    What are your thoughts?
    avus276, Jul 4, 2013 IP
  2. tonicc

    tonicc Active Member

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    If you want to make websites with Python i recommend you to use Django (it's a Python web framework) the syntax from Python its really clean and it's easy to learn.

    Cheers!
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  3. infinitnet

    infinitnet Member

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    Yes, Python is really great and can be used for a lot of different things. Furthermore, if you know Python, it's not too hard to switch to C and other languages. However, in case you want to learn a web language, I would suggest PHP.
    infinitnet, Jul 4, 2013 IP
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    I think that Python is a pretty good language to start off with. Java is also another good starter, since many languages have a similar syntax. C would be the best since it is the granddaddy of languages with that common syntax, but it may be a bit difficult to cut one's teeth with.
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    ByteCoder Active Member

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    I would recommend starting with C as mentioned above - its a bit more difficult but it pays off - after you know C theres no language that you cant learn in like 2 weeks top.

    As for python, as much as it is a powerful language, dont forget that its a script language and not a programming language, its different and I would not start with a scripting language if you wish to learn programming.

    If you're just looking for something in the middle, not too hard, not too easy but still a programming language and not just a scripting one - C# may be the solution, but once again - after learning C you can learn C# in no time but the opposite is not as easy.

    That being said, I see you're more of a web programmer so if you refine your question for a web-programming-language I would say PHP is a must, JS is the next and if you want something more interesting maybe try Ruby (rails etc).

    Best of luck!
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    avus276 Peon

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    Thank you! I need to figure out what the major differences between scripting and programming languages I think lol

    Very helpful information though. I appreciate it
    avus276, Jul 5, 2013 IP