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Christopher Glikpo
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What is the easiest and fastest programming language to learn?

This has a variety of answers. You want to know which programming language is easiest to learn quickly. One must inquire about the learner's history in order to provide a response. The task is learning to program, not learning a programming language if this is the learner's first exposure with programming. In that case, the language serves as a tool rather than as the main goal. Because learning to program needs you to modify the way you think about issues and learn to formalize your ideas into a specification of the solution, learning to program is typically neither simple or quick for most individuals.

The languages that are most comparable to the ones the student already knows will be the ones that are simplest and fastest to learn if they have previously coded. For instance, switching to C# is usually the simplest if they are familiar with Java. If they are familiar with Python, switching to another programming language will probably be the simplest for them. With languages that often have comparable characteristics, it is simplest to remain in the same paradigm. Of course, mastering simply the simplest languages is hardly a productive approach to advance. You should study languages that are more distant from the ones you know if you wish to advance.

I'm assuming that the newbie learner of programming is the subject of this query. In such situation, I would contend that it is crucial to take into account the characteristics of a language since doing so prepares you for further learning. In addition, the languages you are familiar with influence virtually every aspect of your employment.

I learned how to program with line numbered BASIC. It was β€œeasy” in the sense that I could very quickly make something happen. However, it is really a horrible first language and it took me years to break all the bad habits that I picked up from it. If you start off in a dynamically typed scripting language, I would argue that you are likely to develop a number of bad habits that you have to break later. You won’t learn to be rigorous with types. If you start with Python, you won’t understand block scoping or the value of constants. If you start off in JavaScript, your view of OO will be fundamentally different, and moving to any β€œnormal” OO language will require a significant shift in how you think.

Of course, none of this matters if you are only learning a language to carry out a single activity. You complete your tasks after learning your one language and are then finished. However, if you want to learn how to create high-quality software and become a software developer, I suggest starting in a language that does a lot more to encourage good coding practices. Scala is my personal preference for the reasons I've written quite a bit about them, but there are undoubtedly other good options. The secret is to choose a language when learning to code that will drive you to do things correctly rather than one that will just allow you to slap things together to make them function.Keep in mind that your goal isn’t to learn a language, it is to learn to program, to build software that works and is of high quality.

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Alexander B.K.

If Pascal is still alive, it can be the best choice as it used to be.

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