Question by Collin Martin: What programming language should i start with?
Ok, so i’m 15 years old. Ive tried programming in the past, and it was very hard for me. It struck my mind that i might have started out with the wrong kind of programming. Should i start with C++ ? Java?
If so , where should i learn it? Any book recommendations? Online free courses?
The type of programming i was hoping to do was something that would make me a bit of money, in case i ever needed it. What kind of programs would i have to code to do this?
Thanks for your time.
Answer by Meklar
C++ is a bad language to start with. It is low-level, quite cryptic, difficult to debug, and makes it very easy to shoot yourself in the foot.
Java is more forgiving than C++. However, it is still a compiled language and it also enforces a strict object-oriented paradigm (which C++ does not) which might be hard to understand at first.
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