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Which programming language do you recommend to learn and why ?

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For the web space, JavaScript, without a question. It runs everywhere, it is used everywhere and it is open and has a huge community. But, I also think it is as important and will become more and more important to understand and use CSS. Especially to respect CSS more. Often we overcomplicate the process to build something on the web when we have technologies that are custom made for it - HTML and CSS. JavaScript is powerful, but often expects a lot from our end users' setups. If you embrace HTML, CSS and JavaScript in equal ways you may not do the bleeding edge and cool things, but you learn how to build products that work in outdated environments, now and in the future.