What would be a good programming language to learn?

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I don’t have any plans to become a programmer, but I do think it would be beneficial to know a programming language, both for intellectual and career reasons. Keeping this in mind, what would be a good programming language to learn?

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Ron John
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Question too ambiguous.

What career?

What do you want to accomplish once you learn it?

What Operating System?  (Windows, OSX, Linux, Android, iOS, etc)

 

diyakapoor
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These days CMS developers are in great demand. And most of the popular CMSs like wordress, joomla, drupal etc. are based on PHP, so as per market demand I would recommend you to learn PHP. 

jimlynch
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You might start by browsing the programming books at Amazon. There's quite a lot there, and it would give you an idea of what's available. Plus, you can download a free sample to see if you are really interested in learning more.

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