Shortly after deciding I wanted to be a developer and starting the immersive software engineering course at Flatiron School, I started to feel the effects of the daunting proposition of deciding which programming languages to focus on. As with many things, there are so many competing opinions that it can be overwhelming to choose a direction.
The way I’ve gone about quelling the anxiety is to refer to an existing schema in my adult brain that comes from another domain of my life: yoga. Like programming languages, there are a seemingly infinite number of styles of yoga to choose from. And just as I settled on a style of yoga to practice consistently, so too have I settled on a programming language to focus the majority of my limited time on mastering.
- As the language of the browser that allows you to manipulate page elements to create elegant interactivity for users, it’s arguably the most popular programming language in the world.