re: What was the first programming language you fell in love with? VIEW POST


Is there something about your first language that always holds a special place in your heart?

The first code that I ever wrote was in Java. Your first "hello world" will always be special!

... Or did it take you several languages before you found the one that clicked for you?

Definitely. I was pretty much copy pasting code at that time, and Java's verbosity doesn't help either as a beginner. It was months of shuffling between Python, Ruby, and JavaScript before I understood what I'm doing. And then it took about a year and a half before I found PHP, which I guess I can consider as the one I "loved".

Did you have a language that you fell in love with that was later replaced by another language you liked even better?

I absolutely adore Python, but duck typing is something that outgrew me pretty quickly. PHP7 gave me the right balance with its OOP model and type-hinting. Never looked back!

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