I am a student and a complete newbie to coding . Please suggest a language i should learn first and also suggest a good course. Please it would be of great help. THANKS | Coursera Community
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I am a student and a complete newbie to coding . Please suggest a language i should learn first and also suggest a good course. Please it would be of great help. THANKS

  • 18 May 2019
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I have the following in mind.
1] c#
2] swift
3] java
4] python
5] java script

I AM CONFUSED AMONG THE FOLLOWING AND ALSO LOOKING FOR A PROPER COURSE.

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You Should have start with ' C ' language the reason why i am suggesting C is

1 C is the mother of all languages ( it is like first step a programmer take while learning programming)
2 it is the simplest one to try and hand in code

and is you have already learn c language or you have some basic knowledge of coding you can go with java ( or c++ )

also if you are want to start with c the a basic course at coursera would help you a lot.
course link - https://www.coursera.org/learn/programming-fundamentals you can also apply for financial aid if that is the case even there are many more courses to start with.

Thanks
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Python hands down.

  • Good job prospects, growing language
  • Easier to learn than most languages
  • Lots of materials available (e.g courses)
Javascripts, also ticks the above boxes, however, Javascript is used for Web Development and not much else (whereas python is a good "all-rounder" language which can be used for almost anything).
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Good morning from Greece @RYUZAKI

I love number 4 and I like number 5.

JavaScript is good for Web Dev and Mobile Native apps while Python is good for... many things if not everything!

My wife has, recently, started learning Python from the University of Michigan and she loves it! She didn't have prior coding experience. This is her first time. So, I'm suggesting you their courses.

https://www.coursera.org/specializations/python
https://www.coursera.org/specializations/python-3-programming

Have fun! 😎
I would recommend Python or Javascript. The popularity for both languages have increased significantly in the last few years.
One thing you remember is that you can build a career and make a living whatever programming language you choose to focus on.
All languages have demand and job opportunities.

So, don't waste your time to pick a language. Pick a language randomly and stick to it until you gain professional efficiency.

Again, my recommendations are Python and Javascript

Best wishes,
Arjun Sharma,
Laptop Rental in Chennai
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I had same question like topic starter. And i started from Java. It was mistake) Too difficult but i want to finish it anyway.
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Hello everybody,

I learned how to code with different languages,
and I found that the easiest and most helpful one for building Machine Learning models is absolutely Python, indeed most courses for ML are designed nowadays with Python coding, and it's highly applicable and flexible to work with Tensorflow for building Deep Learning models.

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