If you did not know how to code but wanted to start to learn this year what would be the best language to start learning and why? I want to make web apps and maybe one day get a job coding if I like it and can do it.
This is actually really solid advice, when I learnt Pascal first in my A level Comp Sci class I was sort of annoyed that we were using such an ancient language but it has all the fundementals there and will help you understand what's actually going on.Pascal, because it teaches you how to do properly structured code.
Once you learn how to program using your head you can learn another language that is used today.
Right, that's only listed in the poll question, which I didn't look at because it seemed to repeat the post title (which doesn't say 'web'). I presume the same applies for others.The poll question is "web coding languages".
There's nothing it's particularly good at, and several things it's outright bad at - data integrity being an important one. MongoDB has an extremely poor track record in data integrity - to the point where until fairly recently, it would quietly throw away any data it couldn't store, which would be anything above some 3GB on a 32-bits system. Emphasis on 'silently' - it wouldn't even give you an error, just pretend that the write succeeded.Why is that? MongoDB is very cool. It might be a little memory intensive for me but everything else is great.