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Which programming language to learn for beginners? #code #coding #progamming

When starting something new… ask the experts!

Ever since graduating college, I’ve always had an interest in technology.  In fact, it probably started before college when I got my first Commodore 64.  However, a busy life and other hobbies have always led me to pursue those passions over my technological curiosity.  Well, now that I’m in a great place in my life to explore other venues and really use my creativity to explore…I want to know where to start!

So, I went to Google (of course!).

Radar: Which Language Should You Learn First? –> Javascript

Lifehacker: 5 Best Programming Languages for First-time Learners –> Java, Ruby, Python, C/C++, Javascript

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Lifehacker: Which programming language should I learn first?

The Next Web: Best programming languages breakdown

GitHub: 15 most popular programming languages

Bento: Showcases the best resources for learning to code  –> Bento

Best Programming Languages to Learn 2014 –> Java, C, C++, Python, C#, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, R, MATLAB

Business Insider: Best Programming Languages to Learn –> Python, Javascript, Ruby, HTML

Quora: What’s the best programming language for a beginner?

ITWorld: Best programming language to learn first –> Java, C#, Python, PHP, Ruby

Hackishword: The 10 Most Important Programming Languages Ever


Here is What I Choose to Learn:

  1. HTML/CSS (good to get the basics!)
  2. Python
  3. Java
  4. Ruby
  5. PHP
  6. C

The Viking Code School: The Beginner’s Dilemma: Your first 100 hours of code

Always Learning: best resources for learning programming and design


Resources to Learn to Code:


 Resources to Practice Coding:

Resources Once Coding


Now that I’m learning the basics, I need a place to practice and write code.  So again, I reach out to Google and discover various articles glamorizing each application.

Make Tech Easier: Best Code Editor Apps for Mac

Lifehacker: The Best Programming Editor for Mac

GitTower: Finding the Right Text Editor

After reading these articles, I’m going with Sublime Text… unless anyone has better recommendations?  I’m definitely open to outside opinion since I’m a newbie!

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Grew up in a small Texas town. Heavily involved in extracurricular activities: piano, violin, dance (ballet/jazz/tap), tennis, horseback riding (english/western), taekwondo, basketball, soccer, volleyball, percussion, drumline, orchestra, band, mascot, pageants. I had the typical Tiger Mom upbringing. Went to college, medical school, residency, and fellowship. Amidst the ups and downs of life, allow me to share with you my journey...as an "ordinary" person who happens to be an MD.

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