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Basic programming is a necessary skill for business and science jobs. Even if you don’t want to build a career in computer science, learning the basics can be a real skill booster.

Don’t feel overwhelmed, though. There are some really easy ways to get started and make simple additions to your workflow to help you get things done faster. Here are some languages you should consider learning!


Due to its simple syntax, Python is regarded as one of the most beginner-friendly, high-level programming languages. Even some non-programmers are familiar with Python, making it a highly-recommended programming language for novices.

More importantly, it’s the go-to computer language for engineering and science applications.  You’ll see Python in everything, from machine learning to bridge building and biology projects.

Python is a straightforward, easy-to-read programming language that needs fewer lines of code than other high-level languages. This is an open-source programming language with a significant community and beginner-friendly reading material available on the internet.


The good news is that you can get hired as a web programmer after a few months of hard training. The bad news is that web design is developing so fast that you’ll always need to be nimble and learn new skills.

Javascript’s primary purpose is to enable dynamic functionality on the client-side or what you see in web browsers when you visit different websites. However, since the JavaScript engine has evolved, it can now be used on the server-side on web servers and databases.

There’s always a huge demand for people who can code. Try some of these remote jobs for software developers to get you started.


C# is the main language for Unity development. Unity has fantastic documentation, a huge and active community, and lots of ways to get started as a hobbyist. It’s a place where you can tinker around, build simple things that you can see working, and join a group.

C# is an object-oriented language and is often used in computer science programs as a second language after Python. It’s very versatile and has a great ecosystem.

Eventually, the skills you learn in Unity and C# can be turned into jobs at games companies, advertising, the film industry, animation, simulations, and aerospace. It’ll also be easy to transfer into whatever tools we end up using to build out the metaverse.


Swift is Apple’s main language. iOS jobs are plentiful, interesting, and flexible. You could be working at a billion-dollar company one year, and the next year you could be freelancing and building small apps for startups.

Like the C#/Unity stack, the ecosystem is self-contained and simple, although you can add extra tools as you get more advanced. You’ll have a wealth of tools available to help you learn, and once you start to figure out the tools, you can easily get hired.


SQL might not be the first language you learn, but it probably should be the second. No matter what you’re doing in Python, Javascript, or Swift, you’ll probably need to learn how to manipulate databases.

SQL is a standardized programming language for managing relational databases and performing operations on the data contained inside them. It was developed in the 1970s and is used by database administrators and developers to build data integration scripts and data analysts to set up and run analytical queries.

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