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edmund_the_destroyer wrote (edited )

If you have a really good idea what kind of work you want to do, it makes sense to search for what languages are used in it. If you want to write iOS applications (I hate iPhones, I'm just using this as an example) then you probably want to learn Swift or Objective-C, the two programming languages used the most on it.

Graphics-intensive video game work is usually done in C++. Android applications are usually written in Java or Kotlin.

Most web pages have Javascript in the part that runs in your browser - anything that makes a page pretty by moving stuff around. But you can use any language on the server. If you're fuzzy on what that distinction means, don't worry about it.

Hour of Code and then khanacademy.com have beginner stuff that might be useful. Good luck.

(Edit: You will see a lot of people saying, "This language is great and that language is terrible!" Ignore most of it - with enough skill most people can get useful things done with any language. There are good reasons to prefer one to another, but the world won't end if you pick Javascript when someone wanted you to pick Python or Lisp, or vice versa.)