What is the most easiest coding language to learn?

hoangvu

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I think HTML is the most easiest programming language to learn. You should start off with the basics and will know how to build a simple web page after surveying their codes for a while. what do you guys think?
 

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I would also agree with this. HTML5 would be the ideal language for newbies to learn instead of learning the old HTML language and then have to learn the new attributes of HTML5. CSS is also pretty straight forward and it goes hand in hand with HTML.
 

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HTML is NOT a programming language...!!! Its a markup language which contains a simple set of tags and data contained within it... The same thing applies to XML, JSON etc... These are formats to hold data... That is it... With HTML there is also the option to separate presentation with the use of CSS... If that was the case then you may as well call ms-word a programming language...

A programming language is much more richer than just markup tags... For example the use of variables, arrays, if then else, loops and then moving onto objects, classes etc... HTML is static - once rendered it provides no means for interaction, processing of data etc.. You'll need Javascript, AJAX (client side programming) as well as server side such as PHP, C# etc...

In other words to be classed as a progamming language it first must satisfy the criteria to be able to process data from one state to another state... HTML does not do that.

In response to the OP - I would say the easiest programming language to learn and the one I recommend folks get started with is VBA (MS-Access)... As then you'll learn about databases (SQL), forms and how to process data as part of GUI (user interface)... After that I would move on to Web programming i.e.Javascript, PHP and perhaps Java...

One of the things I have observed today is that a lot of new programmers do not have a solid foundation... They jump into the latest thing and focus on slick user interfaces, whilst lacking fundamental areas such as database design, solid understanding of SQL i.e. complex queries with inner/outer joins which perform massively faster than writing out a coded version due to lack of understanding... Hence my recommendation to start out with MS-Access (VBA) due it being easily available and means to learn the fundamentals before moving on....
 

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Python is pretty easy. Javascript is too. Note: Javascript is NOT Java. They aren't even close.

Javascript is used by nearly every interactive site on the web. Google uses lots of python for their services.

Codecademy is a good place to start learning.

As was said above, HTML is NOT a programming language, but it is good to learn.
 

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I am probably the odd one, but I only want to know CSS these days. I wasted so many years "coding" or "marking up" webpages, with wordpress doing pretty much all of it for me now, I opt to use my time for better things than making web pages.

Also, several years back wasted a ton of time learning PHP. I say wasted because just about everything you need is already available, such as plug-ins. I'd rather buy something that is ready-to-go and works properly. More important things to do with my time.

But hey, some people like to code, so more power to them :)

And as far as which is "easy" to learn, no one can say, depends on the person. For some folks, every one of them might be difficult to learn.

Just my opinion.
 
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why you are here then if THAT is your opinion?

Php have lowest entry threshold for the newbies - this is a fact. So this is your answer. As was mentioned above, HTML is not programming language also like CSS ))
 

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Sorry, that doesn't make much sense.

I voiced my opinion, so that I might help some people from wasting their time. As explained in my entire post.

Years back a friend wanted me to help him build a business online. I laid out exactly how I earn. He got this bug that he wanted to learn php. He spent over a year messing with it. In that time he made NO money and had nothing to show for his time. His goal was the make money, so he wasted his time. Only after he did what i said did he start making money.

There is NOTHING wrong with learning a language, but it depends on your goals. I just see SO many people think, or are told they need to learn how to program, and most of them only end up waste their time. And frankly some people are not cut out to be programmers, or to write code. not being negative, just the reality.

But of course, every one is different and to each their own. just my opinion :)
 

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Yes take it from me only us paranoid weirdos like to code. It sooths me. :)




Learn algebra, then geometry. Hang out with Russians and Germans. Coding will be easy then.
 

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Most of the "mainstream" programming languages—such as C, Java, C#, Perl, Ruby, and Python—can do the same—or nearly the same—tasks as the others. Java, for example, works cross-platform and is used for web apps and applets, but Ruby also can do large web apps and Python apps similarly run on Linux and Windows. SOA World points out that because many languages are modeled after each other, the syntax or structure of working on them is often nearly identical, so learning one often helps with learning the others. For example, to print "Hello World," Java and C# are syntactically similar just as Perl and Python
 

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Most languages share the same core structure, so I'm not sure if easy or not is the right parameter to measure (html and css are not languages so I'm not going there).
Probably for web the most efficient language to learn is php, plus some sql if you really want to go into coding. Most platforms use php, so knowing the wraps allows us to tweak and blend efficiently.
 

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1. JavaScript
2. PHP
3. C#
4. Python
5. C/C++
 

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Do you know about Python or C/C++? if yes then why you suppose it's easiest coding language to learn?
 

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Python is usually used and referred to as a scripting language, allowing programmers to churn out large quantities of easily readable and functional code in short periods of time, but it's also dynamic, and supports object-oriented, procedural, and functional programming styles.

C, for its part, is an extremely widely-used, general purpose, imperative programming language that's heavily influenced almost every language that's followed it. C++ on the other hand took things a step further, added object-oriented features like classes to the language, along with virtual functions and templates. C++ is another of the world's most popular programming languages, and is still in wide use today in everything from video games to productivity software.

And Yes i have used both the language.
 

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Disregarding the fact that HTML is not a coding language I would say HTML. But as for a real coding language I would have to say C++.
 

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I think PHP is very easy.I didn't learn it on purpose.I mastered it while coding on Wordpress.You can see how easy it is.
 

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Disregarding the fact that HTML is not a coding language I would say HTML. But as for a real coding language I would have to say C++.
I agree HTML is the first language that we learned to create simple websites, also easy to learn.
I think PHP is very easy
I could be but need a little time to study before you can build real php websites
 

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I would say that one of the hardest to learn are C++ and Assembly.

However, I recommend learning the hardest ones first and then they all appear easy for you. I started with C++. Now nothing hurts.
 

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None I much prefer drag n drop LOL

I started when I picked up a copy of Coding for Dummies which is quite helpful for entry level learners but I thought even that was quite comprehensive back then.

If you're a complete learner (no coding experience) you might want to start with Coding for Kids For Dummies. Hey don't knock the title, there's things in this book that even advanced coders will learn.

But there's so many free online tutorials and guides and resources out there today that you can learn to code on the weekend and know the basic basics within a week.

Stick at it and you can be writing your own games and apps in a month if you're dedicated and a quick learner. It depends. Good luck!
 

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Apart from HTML...

then for ease of use Python has to be up there, it is really easy to get into, and the amount of code you need to write is so little compared to other languages... in fact it is so powerful and quick i sometimes make a mockup of the the software in python before i design it with other languages.. it's very good for scraping etc as well.
 

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@elcidofaguy: If you add PHP code into HTML, dosen't make the HTML a programming language?
 

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I'm not sure if that necessarily MAKES html a programming language, but rather php is outputting html so they are technically still two separate entities even in that scenario. You probably know that HTML is mainly just for structuring the site.
 

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HTML is not a programming language, it is a scripting language. Just as CSS is a styling language. Some people have a hard time grasping that.

Before you ask yourself what the easiest language to learn is, first figure out what you want to do with that language and then narrow down the languages that can accomplish your goal.

The real beauty in programming is that once you learn one language, in most cases, the other languages will be easier to grasp. As most all programming languages have a group of things in common.

Learning Variables, Arrays, Loops, Conditionals, Functions in one language much of that information will carry over to other languages. They may be formatted a little different but the fundamentals will be the same.

When I was learning web design, I started with PHP. I already had a background in C, C++, Pearl and Visual C which made it a little easier for me, but PHP allowed me to perform dynamic web database access and that was where I needed to start. There are many more options now but in those days PHP and MySQL were the way to go for dynamic web design. They are still the most popular.

That is where I would start even if I were starting allover today.

Mike
 
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HTML and CSS are not programming languages, but they are the prerequisites for learning some popular programming / scripting languages - JavaScript on the client side and PHP on the server side.

Also, some languages are very native to the platform - such as Adobe developers using Flash to create desktop products for the Air platform.

There's no easy language because everyone is different. If you can grasp the basics of programming language in general, you will have a good chance to understand the objective of many languages. I notice that people with a strong mathematical background tend to grasp programming concepts quicker than those who don't.

Anyone who hasn't program before, I think learning JavaScript is a good starting point. There's also a programming language called Scratch (Which I'm not familiar with) because I think it was designed for kids (but it's suitable for adult learners as well). You can learn more about it [URLnf="https://scratch.mit.edu/"]here[/URLnf].
 

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I think it is pascal :D because it is the first language programming that I learned.

I think PHP and .NET are easy.because I learnt it by myself:secret:
Jessica,

PHP and .NET are not easy for a girl. Are you?

:confused:
 
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