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Discussion on: #CNC2021 "Start Coding" Mission 1 Submission Thread

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Sabine Emden (she/her)

I'm curious: Why did you pick Java to learn first, @amo_ndi ? I've been toying with the idea of learning web development for a couple of years now. During that time, I have heard and read recommendations for Python, JavaScript, C#, and Ruby as the first or primary programming language for people starting to code. The blog post for the pre-mission reading assignment was the first time I read a recommendation to start with Java.

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I think I want to learn Java because I want to focus mostly on Android development and focus less on web, I heard that Java is a cool programming language, though I have had a little taste of it I can say it's codes are bulky. Python is easy, also I have had a little taste of it too, but python is wide would want to learn that later on

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Amondi_Lucy

Am also a student in my second year doing software engineering.
Java is one of the units in my course in which I would want to perfect on it.

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Sabine Emden (she/her)

You're right, most of the advice I came across was geared more towards web development. I know very little about mobile development. If you learn Java in university and it fits your interests, you have two very good reasons to focus on it.

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Amondi_Lucy

Thank you

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Gabriel Esteban Ruiz Meneses

I was surprise the reading was mostly base on Java. I am learning Python because is easy to learned and is use in different professions. I think I will stick with python.

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Sabine Emden (she/her)

I don't think the reading was chosen to get us all into Java.

In my opinion, Python is a very good language to learn basic programming concepts. I started with Python, and now that I know I want to focus on frontend web development, I'm switching to JavaScript.