it has never been easier to choose the right programming language for your coding career. You have probably read a lot of articles about choosing the right language but didn't get your answer, right? It is because no one can read your thoughts, perspective, and goals. Everyone has their point of view, you have your own. People only suggest the right path that is what I am doing here.
Before getting started, I just want to share my personal experience with you that don't start your coding career with newly created programming languages or frameworks because it doesn't let you understand, they do everything readymade and you are not going to learn anything. There are three main categories of programming fields that you should keep in your mind before choosing a path.
Web development is what you see on the laptops, computers or when you visit a website using your mobile browser. It has no concerns with the app you install on your mobile or install software on your computer. When you visit a website using a browser, the technology is being used by that website is a Web Development.
It is further divided into three main categories iOS (iPhone), Android and Windows. If you have an Android phone then you will be using many apps like facebook, chrome, WhatsApp app and so on, similarly for iPhone users like they use iTunes, Spotify, facebook app, so technology behind these apps is App Development whether iOS App Development or Android App Development doesn't matter the parent category will be App Development.
Apart from tiny devices, let's talk about computers and laptops. No matter which Operating system are you using whether Macintosh, Windows or Linux you use plenty of software in your daily work life like MS Office, Photoshop, Skype, TeamViewer, VLC and so on. So, Software Development is an only concern with the software that you use on your computer or laptop. Yes macOS and windows have different programming languages to build their software but again the main category is same which is Software Development
The above are the three major fields which cover almost all languages that are popular and widely used nowadays. First ask yourself, which one is your most desire field that you are willing to go with. You can only pick one field for now, as you long as you go with coding you will be able to write code in any language for any operating system that you want to do. Let's get started
Python is a widely used language worldwide. It's the best language for a beginner to start its coding journey because of the easy and more readable syntax. I suggest everyone Python as their first language to learn. It is used to develop software so it belongs to Software Development but not only software by making use of some popular web-based python frameworks you can develop a web site too. There is a number of uses of python, like Data Science, Machine Learning.
It can easily handle a large scale and complex projects. The big user of python is Youtube. Yes, youtube uses python for video, handling templates for website, administer video and many more.
According to Stackoverflow 2019's Survey, 41.7% of developers use python in their projects.
PHP is a server-based language and you can't use it in multiple development fields. It is only responsible for handling websites. A very ideal language for web developers. If you have select Web Development as your coding career then you can't ignore PHP.
A very popular CMS ( Content Management System ) is WordPress and you know what it is built using PHP. Almost 172 million websites use WordPress. You can dive into the earning process right after the learning if you choose PHP because there is a lot of work in PHP.
According to Stackoverflow 2019's Survey, 26.4% of developers use PHP as their primary language.
According to Stackoverflow 2019's Survey, 41.1% of developers use Java in their projects.
You shouldn't pick a programming language that is very hard to understand like Swift, Java, C#. Choose a language that allows you to write your code from zero. Don't start a framework or libraries right after you learn a language, learn a language and build some real-world projects. When you spent a lot of time and created a few real-world projects then move on. Don't stick with one language or one field. Look around, what developers are doing, what clients are asking. Keep yourself up-to-date with technologies.