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Being a sysadmin, I never write any code.
But I do want to learn that.
What is the easiest language to learn?
(I am lazy)

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  • 0
    You're real?!?!
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    Html xD, if you are serious go for rust :)
  • 7
    Also Python.
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    @danielstaleiny
    Only if the learning curve is low x)
  • 8
    @Linux I'd recommend Lua, only because it's quick to get started. Python next, then JavaScript, then C# and so on.

    The main things in Lua are variables, functions, statements, operators, and tables in my opinion.

    Lua is kind off like Pascal if you know a bit of what that looks like, also looks a tad like Basic.

    It's quick to learn, what do think?
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    @danielstaleiny rust is good, but the learning curve is a bit high for a beginner in my opinion.
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    @Linux if you want something really easy and start fast open browser, open console and start hacking with javascript xD
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    @danielstaleiny true, I guess that's easy as in how easy it is to load up. Although that said, JavaScript is quite easy 😉
  • 0
    @coolq depends on the person but yea for beginner. I just thought that would fit cause he does stuff close to machine with linux so i thought good idea is to learn low level language.

    I am learning rust as well and they have nice documentation so i was fine with it. But i have quite brought knowledge in programming
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    @danielstaleiny I'm similar, still learning rust, but yeah I know a fair few languages so it's easier for me to learn another one, but for a beginner, it's a lot trickier to start I guess 😂
  • 2
    @theScientist you don't like to hack random site with modifying html css and do some crazy hacky popups with javascript ? xD have some sense of humor
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    @danielstaleiny
    Forgot mention that I want a server side language
  • 2
    @Linux almost any language can be server side?
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    @Linux okey so even tho i am primary nodejs programmer. I would suggest to learn golang cause it is the fastest. There is no point in learning nodejs ecosystem if you don't know javascript. Even tho i love node cause of currying and freedom and loosely type javascript. I would recommend golang. But if you want something easy and easy to master i would maybe go for ruby and rails. I don't have experience with it but i heard is super opinionated and easy if you follow right way of doing things. Not like in node where everybody is using their own libraries etc. paradox of choice is strong with javascript
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    @theScientist javascript is easy to start hard to master :) i would say
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    @danielstaleiny
    You're right on that, JavaScript had so many little things, I have a long way to go 😂
  • 0
    That being said guys i need to finish 3 big tickets today before i go to sleep otherwise i would have to find some time during my holidays in Italy. Do you think is good idea to deploy 3 new features into production just before leaving to holidays ? :)
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    @coolq are you focusing on front-end or backend ?
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    @danielstaleiny I'm more of a backend kind of person, although I do front end when I need to, I'm not really using JavaScript ATM, I prefer to use python and make emulators, raycasters and interpreters and stuff xD
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    so therefore I'm focusing on backend 😉
  • 2
    If your a windows sysadmin PowerShell is a must with c# thrown in as well
  • 6
    PYTHON
  • 6
    Python is dead simple to learn. So... Python (or JS).
  • 2
    I would also suggest Python. A really nice language IMO.

    You might want to check the SoloLearn course. I found it nice enough to get into it!
  • 3
    Python is idiomatic, so you'll find that easiest. With the mass of libraries going for it you'll be able to easily find a set of tools to help you do whatever you like in an easy way.

    There is a reason they teach it to youngsters and why it works so well with Linux :)
  • 3
    Python.

    It has "just fucking works" attitude. Easy to start with, easy to learn and IMO, it brilliantly mingles with linux. From POC to big softwares, from scripting to backend to UI, from log collection to machine Learning it does almost anything you ask it to do.
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    I've got five words for you buddy: Python
    And my knowledge base about programming is in pretty much the same stage. I'm a SysAdmin interested in coding.
  • 4
    Python, unlike C#, will actually help with Sysadmin stuff ;)
  • 1
    I hope you get your answer.
    And if you read till this comment you are not that lazy.😂
  • 1
    I'd go with Go. It's fairly simple to get into, strong types with type inference, runs close to the metal compared to e.g python and node, and the compile time is hilariously fast.

    It also lets you build your entire app into a single executable, which is so nice for deployment.
  • 1
    I started with Java. But as others have said Python would be super useful for a sysadmin. It's relatively simple and forgiving.
  • 3
    Wow the whole thread is spammed with python, so
    PYTHON
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    @import-fun
    Good to know mate :')
  • 2
    I think I am going with Python, also some basic PHP :)
  • 0
    Python man
  • 0
    Python

    Trust me i'm an animator XD
  • 2
    Coming from a developer who is really good at JavaScript... I think you should start with Python :)
  • 1
    Pretty much in the same position. I tried PHP/laravel, Ruby/Rails before settling on Python.
  • 2
    I fucking hate python, but it does the job and it's easy to learn...fml
  • 0
    @Linux don't go with Python! I'd go with some frontend web like js, along with java or c++ to get a good understanding of sockets
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    @calmyourtities
    I do want to want to learn backend
  • 3
    @Linux as sysadmin, I'd suggest you take Python yeah
  • 0
    Actually, if you need me to, add me on telegram, i could help you out with learning programming.

    @linuxer4fun

    BTW: i wontcharge you anything, man :) we are devRanters xD
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    @linuxer4fun
    I am in the admingroup already ;)
  • 0
    @Linux what is admingroup?
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    @linuxer4fun
    Telegram, you are Maxi right?
  • 1
    @Linux yes. What is your name? @jonathan?
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    @linuxer4fun
    😎
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    @linuxer4fun that moment, when @jonathan is an unknown account with 0++ xD
  • 2
    I would go with C#
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    @codumke C# for sysadmin? Wow.
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    @afrometal I have understood it on that why, that he is a sysadmin, and just wants to learn to code not only for the work.
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    For a sys admin? 3 actually. Bash, Perl and Python. Although you could ass Ruby to it because it has popular sys admin implementations and the language fits perfectly inside a nix environment much like python and perl do. :) all in all just have fun man :]
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    Html and Css
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