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Discussion on: What was the first programming language that clicked for you?

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Estelle Orr • Edited on

oh thanks! I'm finding back end works better in my brain and it is harder to find classes training in those areas. Nothing against front end work but HTML/CSS doesn't light up my life LOL

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Stephanie Back

Estelle, I agree! I honestly started with the backend thinking it would be a good starting point. It's a lot to learn but it is so much fun. If you are learning SQL; you should check out MySQL Workbench. It is a visual database workbench and it is pretty user friendly. Also it is free!

Are you learning Java too? If so, I have some additional resources. :)

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Estelle Orr

Thanks! I'll check out MySQL I haven't start on Java/ Java script yet but I'm open to info :-) I'm really tying to find a path because if I'm gonna make a career jump I want to have a clue about direction. I don't expect to be an expert when I start but right now I feel so lost

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Stephanie Back

@eeyore8 of course! It is completely normal to feel lost at first. I felt the same way(and definitely cried more than I would like to admit when first starting out). It is very overwhelming to choose your first language especially with so many strong opinions regarding each language online.
I found it easiest to Google the most common languages used in backend development then try some out. I explored languages using Codecademy and FreeCodeCamp.
Java is difficult to learn but not impossible.