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Hello /g/, I have a problem.
I want to learn web development (back and front end) and mobile apps development, both as a secondary activity (no career decisions here). As I’ve spent a few hours reading opinions without reaching a conclusion…
¿Could you recommend a programming language to start?.
I’ve considered learning Java, which (I think) would allow me to manage the back-end web development and create mobile apps for android. That said, many people say Java has a lot of shortcomings, like being to “verbose” and inflexible, only good for enterprises and large projects. Also, ¿is Java useful for front-end web development?. If not, ¿does having it as a background help with learning some other languages which are better in that domain? (the transition to other languages is important for me).
Should I be considering Python, PHP or Ruby instead?. How are these for mobile apps?.
Please share the light wisdom with this poor, confused soul.
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>I spent 30-plus years at Bell Labs in the group that produced Unix, C, C++ and other odds and ends of useful software.
>Mostly Macs at this point. I have a 27-inch iMac at work (big screen) but with the tiny wireless keyboard; I long ago got tired of keyboards that, with wheels, could double as skateboards, so it's nice to have a little one made by a reliable manufacturer.
>At home I have several elderly 13 or 15 inch Macbook Pros, and an 11 inch Air. That's the computer I carry when I need to carry one. I took it around Europe for much of last summer, and now I carry it back and forth between work and home, and hardly notice its presence. Would that all computers were as small and light.
>I have an old Lenovo Thinkpad with XP but never take it anywhere, though for some things it's actually way faster than newer computers.