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It’s no surprise that coding is a valuable skill for any job-seeker to have. According to a 2016 report from Oracle & Burning Glass, programming and coding jobs are growing 50% faster than the job market overall.
But picking a coding language to start with can be overwhelming for those first learning to code. Should you start with Ruby? Python? Or maybe SQL? With so many coding languages to choose from, it’s important for beginners to pick a language that is fun, interactive and dynamic.
2. There’s a low threshold to get started
4. Strong support for learning
5. Great debugging tools for learning
6. It’s a great foundational language for learning more powerful programming styles