Programming Languages NOT To Learn In 2023!
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I want to start by saying that there is no bad programming language. Every programming language has a role and is very important to the applications the world uses daily. As some of the older programming languages are getting replaced by newer ones that are also much higher in demand, it makes more sense to focus on learning those. The cool thing about programming languages is that the basic syntax is usually the same. So once you have a solid understanding of one language, picking another language becomes much easier.
The first language you should avoid learning is C#. Now C# has been a very popular programming language for years with a huge online community of support and knowledge. My biggest issue with the language is that it takes a lot to get up and running and make progress with if you’re completely new to programming. For example, with C#, you have to download the .net runtime and the .net framework. You then have to compile your code to something, so you need a command line tool or you need to download Visual Studio or have an extension on Visual Studio Code. In the beginning, while you’re learning and say you want to start building some projects you’re pretty much limited to console applications which is pretty boring. A great first programming language to learn is one that doesn’t require a lot to get up and running. C# isn’t that unfortunately as you have much better options.
The next language to avoid is Java. This is tough because Java is so popular and taught at most universities in their computer science programs. So if you’re learning it in school then you really don’t have a choice, but if you are self teaching yourself try to avoid this language as your first. Java is used at many companies so you will be using it at some point in your career, but as I mentioned before, once you have a solid understanding of one…