What is the best programming language to start?

Ross_Palm's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2008
Newbie Member
i am looking to start my first programming language.
what do you suggest is the best and why?

looking for a little bit of advice
i have some experience in HTML, thats about it really.

thanks alot.
cpulocksmith's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
Skilled contributor
well i am not an expert but i would say python. it is te one i started with it is pretty start forward but has a little bit of power behind it. i think i is one of the best to start with, but others may have differing opinions. you can download it at
i hope this helps.
neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
Invasive contributor
find out in which area u r interseted, python is mainly a web programmin language. If u re interested in web programming u can start with python, hp my sql, apache and many more.
Ross_Palm's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2008
Newbie Member
im mainly into just general software programming. not necessarily web programming.