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Discussion on: Keep Calm and Start Coding: How to Fight Coding Anxiety

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Sabine Emden (she/her)

I agree with the advice for new software developers to pick one programming language and master it thoroughly before learning additional languages. I would add career interest to the criteria for selecting your primary language. For example, JavaScript would be an obvious choice for frontend web developers, while data scientists may be better off with Python.

However, I don't believe you have to choose your primary language at the very beginning of your coding journey. Explore the field a bit and find out what interests you. Most basic programming concepts can be found in most, if not all languages, and it doesn't much in which language you learn them. Pick a language - any language - that has good learning resources and a friendly community. Be curious and explore different career options for developers. Once you've found your niche, choose your primary programming language. Happy coding!

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Andrew Baisden

Well said I agree with this.