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Is There a "Right" Programming Language to Learn?

For those who have set out to learn programming code, one of the first questions they'll ask is which language they should pick up. There are a daunting number of programming languages, and it can be confusing trying to figure out which ones should be prioritized. However, it's worth asking whether this is the right way to approach programming in the first place.

In a recent piece published by Fast Company, computer scientists weigh in on the question of where to start with programming and their answer may surprise you. Instead of emphasizing the importance of one language over another, the experts suggest figuring out what types of positions and industries one might be interested in first.

"The question shouldn't be 'What language should I pick up' — instead, it should be 'what type of developer do I want to become,'" Edward Lin, a software engineer at Google, told the source. "Some development positions require you to know more languages, but most will require just one. You can become highly sought after with just knowing one language."

At Coder Foundry, we focus on teaching our students to become fluent in C#, a general purpose programming language that is used in a variety of corporate settings. We also show you how to use HTML5 and CSS, the markup languages that allow you to create beautiful web apps. In addition, you'll learn how to use Github to create, store and collaborate on software projects.

It's important to remember that once you learn these tools, you'll be better equipped to become fluent in other computing languages and principles. Jobs where they use another language such as Python and Java won't be out of reach, as you'll have learned the basic concepts behind coding that will enable you to learn other languages quickly.

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