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Which language should I learn?
1 point by theneelpatel on March 24, 2014 | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments
Right now I am student with very good knowledge of c/c++. But I do have a idea for building a web based application which language should I learn to start a startup? And where should I start learning that?

Any of several languages would fit that bill, including PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, JavaScript, C# and others. As important as choosing a language is selecting a web framework and also learning how to build a web application.

For a novice, I would recommend the free "Engineering Software as a Service" course[1], which uses the Ruby language and the Rails framework to teach the fundamentals of web development.

[1] https://www.edx.org/course/uc-berkeleyx/uc-berkeleyx-cs169-1...

Thanks, looking forward to it.

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