What "coding" language is easiest for a NOVICE to learn?

Eric

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Staff member
People don't know what a markup language is. They just see language.
I see....

Programming Language (C#, C++) = Compiled Languages
Scripting Language (Bash, PHP, Python, Powershell) = Compiles at runtime
Markup Language (XML, HTML, etc) = Does not contain commands, but, instead, contains information.
SQL Language (SQL, WQL, WMI) = Might as well be its own category.
 

wolfspinone

New Member
I see....

Programming Language (C#, C++) = Compiled Languages
Scripting Language (Bash, PHP, Python, Powershell) = Compiles at runtime
Markup Language (XML, HTML, etc) = Does not contain commands, but, instead, contains information.
SQL Language (SQL, WQL, WMI) = Might as well be its own category.
You'd be better off explaining the difference rather than listing the categories.
 

Timothy80

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I suggest going with whichever language best suits your platform. If you just want to learn how to code for fun, then try out Java, C++ or html. Many of the things that you learn in those codes will be pretty much the same everywhere else.
Pretty much this. One good example is that if you know C++, you can learn LUA scripting faster because of how almost similar it is.
 

Eric

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Staff member
Pretty much this. One good example is that if you know C++, you can learn LUA scripting faster because of how almost similar it is.
As long as you know....

If then where else case......
function, method, class, overload, object
string, int, etc...

You can figure out any langauge :)
 

Shimus

Member
I only took one year in C++ seriously that wasn't just "Training" and learning the code, but practiced theory and creation. So I got a general idea of how to make simplistic programs like the LIFE program with the rippling effects that merge back and forth (kids play, entry level, yada) but I pimped it out like a mini-indie game you'd find on the XBOX market or something. Game Modes and Free Form. I liked how simplistic body code writing was and how easy "if" and "nested if" statements are easy to comprehend and there was a fair bit of hand holding with the editor/compiler. It was like for once, I didn't see numbers like math but a language instead.

With everyone saying Python I feel like dipping into that. It's never bad to branch out, I don't think. It's better to have a limited understanding of everything then a very narrow(and limited) view of one thing.
 
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