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Which is the easiest programming language for beginners?

jouda

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#9
I think scratch is an awesome start for kids. Teach them how to think code. I am trying to get my old man (62) to play around in scratch and learn something new just for fun. Much better than friggin solitaire.
 

Magandroid

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#11
I recently registered my kid for the Edro courses where they teach the kids to program in C. Apparently C is a good starting for point as you can get an understanding of how computers work. From thereit's easier to branch out to other languages like C++, java, etc. On the other hand apparently Python is the easiest to learn.
 

noxibox

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#15
C is easy to learn.

I think C is a good first language because it is fairly close to the metal. Python is good for enforcing neat code, so it makes a good second language.
 

etienne_marais

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I agree that C is a good foundational language (depending on goals, C# or Java may actually be adequate for some), but it is by far not the easiest. Basic may be.
 

Cius

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#19
Turbo pascal was a great learner language. If you need something more modern Python for sure. Some awesome online courses, tutorials, even a learn python inside a game type format thing that I have seen. I plan on starting my kids on the game one once they turn 11 or 12.
 
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