As I’ve stated earlier, community support is very important when it comes to a good programming language. But why is that the case? Sure, it’s nice to know that the language is loved and appreciated by a huge number of people worldwide, but there are some practical uses to that, as well. A little while ago, I had a friend come up to me and say that he’d decided to learn programming, and has chosen some niche language to start off with (I can’t remember its name, which I guess proves the “niche” point even further). When we met about a week later, he seemed bummed out. When I asked him what was wrong, he told me that he had to give up on learning the programming language that he wanted – there’s simply no information about it available online.
Even though this is a rather specific case, these things actually do happen much more often than you would expect. That’s why popularity is important – if a programming language is popular, you can be sure that there’s going to be plenty of information, tutorials, and guides of how to successfully learn it found online. That’s a very important feature for beginners!
Ease of Use
Which one is more Popular?
Which one is Easier to Use?
Which one offers a better Salary?