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re: How did you first start out learning programming? VIEW POST

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re: The language itself isn’t hard in my opinion, but we, as developers, have put this barrier around it in a way and warded developers away, almost li...

C++ was one of the first languages I used as well. Albeit only to a very introductory level during an enrichment program at a local university when I was in high school. I'm doubtful anything I learned then has actually helped me in my career. But you never know. I think the big issue with systems languages, like c++/c, is that it's difficult to produce something meaningful in the first little while. Considering most people are results driven, especially with respect to learning, I posit that this is the main reason most people use a higher-level language as their gateway drug.

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