In the spirit of our new ask features...
- What advice would you give to a newbie?
- And what advice do you wish someone had given you?
- What advice would you give me, personally?
What advice would you give to a newbie?
I'd say not to stress too much about choosing a first language. The skill set required to do coding is pretty easily transferable between modern languages. It's really just best to find a teaching resource that works for you and roll with it :)
And what advice do you wish someone had given you?
I really wish that someone had told me what @eankeen just told you -- Not to be afraid of trying new things. A few months ago I was really avoiding using the
<vector> library (C++) after finding the documentation on it quite confusing at first glance. I was hell-bent on using plain arrays until i finally realized that if I wanted a dynamic array I needed a
vector. Upon actually really using
vectors, I discovered that it's a lot simpler once you get into it, as most coding-related things tend to be.
What advice would you give me, personally?
I don't know that I have advice for you specifically. I do, however, wish you the best of luck in your endeavors as the repl.it community person and as a programmer in general. :)