| ||Ask HN: Why isn't C# recommended more often?|
8 points by naithemilkman on Dec 27, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 20 comments |
|As a 'business guy' teaching myself to code, I have inadvertently started on C# due to the support group around me.|
I always see ruby/php/python as the de facto recommended languages to learn if you want to start programming.
So my question is, why not C#? Is is because its not 'free'?
I'm starting to think that it doesn't really matter what language you start learning. Just start and you'll be 95% ahead of most people already. Especially if the intention is to develop a prototype/MVP and not attain CTO standards.
While Im at it, how much of my C# knowledge can I port over to languages like Python/Ruby/PHP? From what I understand that knowledge of libraries are one of the time consuming aspects of learning a new language. Is is really that bad?
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