Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Choosing a Programming Language

118 views

Published on

Come learn how to choose which programming language you should learn.

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Choosing a Programming Language

  1. 1. Choosing a Programming Language November 2017 http://bit.ly/program-language 1
  2. 2. Instructor TJ Stalcup Lead DC Mentor @Thinkful API Evangelist @WealthEngine Pokemon Master AIs http://bit.ly/program-language 2
  3. 3. About you What's your name? What brought you here today? What is your programming experience? http://bit.ly/program-language 3
  4. 4. About Thinkful Thinkful helps people become developers or data scientists through 1-on-1 mentorship and project-based learning http://bit.ly/program-language 4
  5. 5. What is programming? writing instructions for the computer problem-solvingproblem-solving http://bit.ly/html-crash-coursehttp://bit.ly/program-language 5
  6. 6. Learning how to code Solve problems in a structured way and then write instructions for the computer to perform Concepts of programming exist in all languages Stick to one! Don't jump around Opinions are like ...... http://bit.ly/html-crash-coursehttp://bit.ly/program-language 6
  7. 7. Does it matter? The first language you learn matters, but not in the way you think. Pick the one that's easiest for you Polyglot http://bit.ly/html-crash-coursehttp://bit.ly/program-language 7
  8. 8. How do developers choose? Objective Popularity Accessibility Job Prospects Longevity http://bit.ly/html-crash-coursehttp://bit.ly/program-language 8
  9. 9. Objectives Frontend Backend Full-stack Data & Analytics Software/Gaming/Mobile http://bit.ly/html-crash-coursehttp://bit.ly/program-language 9
  10. 10. Objectives - Frontend, Backend, Full-stack Client (sends requests) Frontend Developer Manages what user sees Server (sends response) Backend Developer Manages what app does http://bit.ly/program-language 10
  11. 11. Data & Databases Database Admins Data Scientists Data Analysts Objectives - Data & Analytics http://bit.ly/program-language 11
  12. 12. Software Engineer Game Developer iOS Developer Android Developer Mobile Developer Objectives - Software / Gaming / Mobile http://bit.ly/program-language 12
  13. 13. Popularity & Accessibility Community size. Number of Libraries & Frameworks Documentation Intuitive Syntax Focus on how to code, not the nuances of the language http://bit.ly/program-language 13
  14. 14. Objective-C & Swift DC Job Market - 0.3% Objective - iOS Dev. Age - 33 years old Difficulty - 4/5 & 3/5 Daily SO Questions - 247 http://bit.ly/program-language 14
  15. 15. Objective-C & Swift http://bit.ly/program-language @interface Person : NSObject @property (readonly) NSString *firstName; @property (readonly) NSString *lastName; @end let apples = 3 let oranges = 5 let appleSummary = "I have (apples) apples." let fruitSummary = "I have (apples + oranges) pieces of fru 15
  16. 16. Scala DC Job Market - 0.7% Objective - Backend Age - 13 years old Difficulty - 4/5 Daily SO Questions - 70 http://bit.ly/program-language 16
  17. 17. Scala http://bit.ly/program-language println(1) // 1 println(1 + 1) // 2 println("Hello!") // Hello! println("Hello," + " world!") // Hello, world! 17
  18. 18. Visual Basic DC Job Market - 1.2% Objective - Backend/Software Age - 19 years old Difficulty - 2/5 Daily SO Questions - 45 http://bit.ly/program-language 18
  19. 19. Visual Basic http://bit.ly/program-language Console.Write("Press any key to continue...") Console.ReadKey(true) 19
  20. 20. PHP DC Job Market - 3.2% Objective - Backend Age - 22 years old Difficulty - 2/5 Daily SO Questions - 565 http://bit.ly/program-language 20
  21. 21. PHP http://bit.ly/program-language <?php echo "My first PHP script!"; ?> 21
  22. 22. Ruby DC Job Market - 3.8% Objective - Backend/Software Age - 22 years old Difficulty - 3/5 Daily SO Questions - 53 http://bit.ly/program-language 22
  23. 23. Ruby http://bit.ly/program-language # Output "I love Ruby" say = "I love Ruby" puts say # Output "I *LOVE* RUBY" say['love'] = "*love*" puts say.upcase # Output "I *love* Ruby" # five times 5.times { puts say } 23
  24. 24. C# DC Job Market - 10.1% Objective - Backend/Software/Game Age - 17 years old Difficulty - 3/5 Daily SO Questions - 600 http://bit.ly/program-language 24
  25. 25. C# http://bit.ly/program-language using System; class Hello { static void Main() { Console.WriteLine("Hello, World"); } } 25
  26. 26. Python DC Job Market - 11.8% Objective - Backend/Software/Data Age - 26 years old Difficulty - 2/5 Daily SO Questions - 868 http://bit.ly/program-language 26
  27. 27. Python http://bit.ly/program-language # For loop on a list numbers = [2, 4, 6, 8] product = 1 for number in numbers: product = product * number print('The product is:', product) 27
  28. 28. Java DC Job Market - 14% Objective - Backend/Software/Android Age - 22 years old Difficulty - 3/5 Daily SO Questions - 804 http://bit.ly/program-language 28
  29. 29. Java http://bit.ly/program-language /* HelloWorld.java */ public class HelloWorld { public static void main(String[] args) { System.out.println("Hello World!"); } } 29
  30. 30. JavaScript DC Job Market - 18.5% Objective - Full-stack/Mobile/Gaming Age - 21 years old Difficulty - 2/5 Daily SO Questions - 1068 http://bit.ly/program-language 30
  31. 31. 31
  32. 32. JavaScript http://bit.ly/program-language var text = 'Hello World'; console.log(text); 32
  33. 33. Real developers use Google... a lot http://bit.ly/program-language 33
  34. 34. Ways to keep learning 34
  35. 35. For aspiring developers, bootcamps fill the gap 35
  36. 36. 92%92% job-placement rate + job guarantee Link for the third party audit jobs report: https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp-jobs-statshttps://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp-jobs-stats Thinkful's track record of getting students jobs 36
  37. 37. Our students receive unprecedented support Learning Mentor Career MentorProgram Manager Local Community You 37
  38. 38. Mentorship enables flexible learning Learn anywhere, anytime, & at your own pace You don't have to quitYou don't have to quit your job to startyour job to start career transitioncareer transition 38
  39. 39. Thinkful Two-Week Trial Talk to one of us and email benjy@thinkful.combenjy@thinkful.com to learn more Two-week Free Course Trial Start with HTML, CSS and JavaScript Unlimited QAs sessions Option to continue with full bootcamp Financing & scholarships available Offer valid tonight onlyOffer valid tonight only BenjyBenjy SchechnerSchechner Education Advisor 39

×