The new year motivated us to think about learning a new programming language. Inspired by Alexander Falks’ post “Learn a new programming language this summer” we are opening the learning season 2017: “What programming languages should I learn in 2017?”
“What programming languages should I learn” is one of the most popular questions these days. It’s complicated. There are so many languages to choose from these days.
Whenever you have too many choices it is harder to actually decide to learn one language. You might know the famous “Jam study” by psycho-economist Sheena Iyengar, who found that shoppers who were confronted with 24 different jams where very unlikely to buy one. (The sweet spot for jams, no pun intended, is a choice of six different jams).
We love options and alternatives, but more choices make it harder to decide. That is true for web development, too. That’s why I want to break it down for you and make it very easy.
It’s still up to you which programming languages to try, but you will have a pretty good overview to start from.