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Aaron Hasbrouck
Aaron Hasbrouck
1,295 Points

Question on what language I should learn

So I'm currently in a four year program at university. I'm looking to learn programming languages on my own to help get an edge and I enjoy it. I'm trying to figure what language would be most beneficial to me. I've completed through basic functions in JavaScript. I then took a look at phython, that seems more useful to me. What they're focusing on in my university is data science. I think next semester I'll be working with MySQL and there is also a web development class. Then the next semester I think I will be working on a web development internship.

So what language or languages would compliment this?

2 Answers

Matthew Stanley
Matthew Stanley
1,071 Points

Look at job postings in your area, or the area in which you'd like to live. For me, the most desirable back-end language seems to be C++. For you, it may be different. I've heard many times over that your first language is not the be-all, end-all. Concept transfer between similar languages. If your internship could lead to future employment, consider learning what they use.

carlos .
carlos .
9,703 Points

An image search of that question returned a handy flow chart that attempts to answer that question. https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/2000/1*OF594B5qtCJR9MFSRTI-5g.png