Many people will have you believe that language A is better than B, is better than C. And if you're new to programming, you might be inclined to listen. And others will have you believe that it doesn't matter which language you choose because it's what you do with it that matters. Very beautiful sentiment, but maybe not too helpful. Both of those sides are too narrow in this day and age. They're too subjective if you will. "Better" is relative to who you're currently talking to.
If you're talking to a PHP developer, then PHP is amazing and you're an idiot for not choosing it. If you're a Python developer, then you're going to build Skynet one day. Maybe. So relatively is a part of that equation and it's noise for the most part that you should learn to filter out, or at least to analyze a bit more yourself before you make a hasty decision. Picking a programming language is a somewhat intimate matter. It will dictate where you can find a job, how much you can get paid, and even the kind of friends that you will end up meeting in your life.
Well that escalated quickly...
They're all the same
Then you have those who believe that all languages are equal so that it doesn't matter which way you go with it. What matters is the result. Which is also narrow, but in a different way because it has you decide what you want to create, before you even know if it's possible. Imagine being an iOS developer but you only own a Linux machine? That's going to be tough. So in some sense, it does matter which you choose.
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