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I would always learning java first as it’s an object oriented language and it’s not too difficult to learn like some languages and not as simple as others(python) that it doesn’t help when learning other languages. I learnt python first and when it came to learning other languages found it difficult. But as son as I learnt Java I felt I could grasp other languages much easier
I have learned a few languages and Italian was very easy to pronounce and has a lot of similarities to English
From my own experience is great to start with python as a beginner. It makes it easier for an entry level programmer to develop the essential skills that they will need in their future projects.
I disagree with the current answer. Learning C as a first language would not be the best way to go. Don’t get me wrong, C is a great language, but It requires the programmer to deal with some advanced techniques (manual memory management, pointers etc.) from the beginning, instead of being eased in to these areas. As an example, there is no string type in C. Strings have to be built using pointers and arrays of char types. I would suggest Java or Python as a first language. Both are widely used, beginner-friendly languages with loads of great tutorial resources. But there is no “right” answer for this question. The most important thing to do is just pick one and give it a go. (If you want easy set-up, macs have a built-in version of python preinstalled, simply open the Terminal app and type “python” to start the python shell.)