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How Many Programming Languages Should I Learn?

Given how many computer programming languages there are, it can be difficult for a beginner to decide which one they want to begin with when they decide to learn how to code. Another problem that these individuals must solve is how many languages they should learn before they begin looking for programming jobs.

Generally speaking, there is no such thing as knowing "too many languages." The more important question to ask is where you should start, and the answer to this is really dependent on a number of factors, including what type of application design you plan on doing. The good news is that once you become proficient in one computer language, acquiring others won't be as difficult, as they tend to have similar properties, concepts and terms, even if there are variations.

The Coder Foundry teaches students how to program using C#, one of the most commonly used languages in the corporate sector. Individuals who learn C# can go into a number of fields, including finance, medical technology and game development (and these represent just a small selection of the many industries that use this language). One of the advantages of C#'s popularity is that there is extensive documentation for it on the web, meaning that if you ever have a question about how to accomplish a particular task, there is likely somewhere on the internet that explains how to do it.

For those who enroll in our courses, by the time you graduate you'll have a solid foundation in C#, as well as Visual Studio, the environment where you will build your applications. This will help you in the future if you ever need to pick up another language such as C++, Java or Python.