Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:35 PM
I am completely new to programming (like god knows how many others here) have been lurking this site a few days, and it looks really useful. Can anyone help me with picking up a programming language? What is the best way (or at least a few good ways) to start? I want something that will be useful long-term instead of just something I can pick up very easily/quickly, although if that is a necessary step along the way, I'm willing to do it that way.
Also, I'd like to compile a simple comparative list of languages, for my own use and for others. The ones I know exist are:
This can't be comprehensive, so could you guys give me some help? Appreciated.