Trebuchet 4 years ago
Good day Pjuu! I would like to learn a programming language. Any suggestion? I have a Perl manual somewhere in my house, should I start from that?
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  • Johnnynull 4 years ago
    If the book is comprehensive and you enjoy it, then go for it. But generally people say Python. It's what I started dabbling with some time ago. It's a fun, fine language language.
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  • Trebuchet 4 years ago
    I think it's the official manual of Perl, and I remember enjoying reading the first 3 chapters of the book.
    If I don't succeed, I will try with Python. Thanks @Johnnynull!
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  • Johnnynull 4 years ago
    You're welcome.
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  • Stolensoul 4 years ago
    +1 for Python, it's both simple and powerful.
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  • Shalimar 4 years ago
    My vote for python
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  • Joe 4 years ago
    Which version of Perl ? There is big differences between versions and a few are still used. Python or Javascript I would suggest. NodeJS is very good.
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  • Trebuchet 4 years ago
    My manual is for the 5.10 version. Okay then, I will try out Python! :D
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  • Mukt 4 years ago
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  • Joe 4 years ago
    In all honesty... and I love Python... The best language to learn is Javascript. I know a lot of people will disagree but it is universal. It works on the frontend, the backend and embedded these days. It's not OOP (functional is the future), prototypes are nice and are even used with the `class` keyword in ES7. 'Javascript the good parts' is a great book and will steer you in the right direction.
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  • Stolensoul 4 years ago
    Javascript is full of holes. I agree with what you are saying, but there are so many dirty things in javascript that I doubt it is good to learn programming.
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  • Joe 4 years ago
    There is problems I agree, you can avoid them though. It's just so widley used today that if you want a career as a developer you will no doubt have to learn it regardless.
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