Picking a first programming language

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  • SQLAlchemy

    The Database Toolkit for Python

    Javascript is used everywhere. It's actually a little frightening since I don't know it as well myself :). But if you're writing code for the web then you're writing Javascript at some point. And of all the different kinds of programming work you could do web development will be the easiest to break into. Python is pretty popular too and cool open-source projects like Django, Pandas, and SQLAlchemy demonstrate its versatility.

  • Django

    The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines.

    Javascript is used everywhere. It's actually a little frightening since I don't know it as well myself :). But if you're writing code for the web then you're writing Javascript at some point. And of all the different kinds of programming work you could do web development will be the easiest to break into. Python is pretty popular too and cool open-source projects like Django, Pandas, and SQLAlchemy demonstrate its versatility.

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services. Easy to start, it is available in the cloud or on-premises.

  • Pandas

    Flexible and powerful data analysis / manipulation library for Python, providing labeled data structures similar to R data.frame objects, statistical functions, and much more

    Javascript is used everywhere. It's actually a little frightening since I don't know it as well myself :). But if you're writing code for the web then you're writing Javascript at some point. And of all the different kinds of programming work you could do web development will be the easiest to break into. Python is pretty popular too and cool open-source projects like Django, Pandas, and SQLAlchemy demonstrate its versatility.

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