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Cookbooks give you examples of how to accomplish common things (reading a file for example).

Assembly, if you don't require it then skip this. It's very low level and doesn't transfer to many other languages.

PHP is mainly for web developers. If you want to tweak Wordpress this may be useful. In general PHP has fallen out of favor with many developers but it is still common to find.

If you want to learn programming, JavaScript and Python are two good languages to start with. JavaScript because it's used in both the browser and backend. Python because it's widely used for data manipulation.
I'm gonna echo this last sentence and say the following:

If you want to learn how a computer really works — down to the level how data is stored in memory, C is the best language ever created. Anyone who knows C can transfer that skill set into **anything** in the computing world, from high level web applications using C-based languages to low-level microcontroller/embedded development.

C has always been and will always the the best language for beginners who have a serious interest in development.

If you just want to learn how to do stuff, perhaps to get a job or just to say you're a programmer, I think Python is probably the best 'new' language that is easy to access, very easy on the eyes, and has enough versatility to teach you most of the basics.
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Can anyone give an overview of these books and how good they are? Who are they recommended for?
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Cookbooks give you examples of how to accomplish common things (reading a file for example).

Assembly, if you don't require it then skip this. It's very low level and doesn't transfer to many other languages.

PHP is mainly for web developers. If you want to tweak Wordpress this may be useful. In general PHP has fallen out of favor with many developers but it is still common to find.

If you want to learn programming, JavaScript and Python are two good languages to start with. JavaScript because it's used in both the browser and backend. Python because it's widely used for data manipulation.
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PHP development is still awesome and enjoyable with popular frameworks such as Laravel. There is much more to it than WordPress (and even so, WordPress is still very popular and widely used).
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I took Assembly in school and that was the only time I ever coded in Assembly so I don't think it'll be of much use for most people who's just starting out - weirdly, it was and still is my favorite language though.

Python isn't a bad place to start either but that's more for data science/analyst because it's geared toward data related work.

Like the person above me, JavaScript is a good language to start with due its capability for front and back end usage, but you miss out on the fundamentals of typed language, which isn't that big of a deal - unless you TypeScript.

I started out with C and even though it was a pain in the ass to learn, it set a good foundation to pick up other programming languages.
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The lowest and most intimate of languages.
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I took Assembly in school and that was the only time I ever coded in Assembly so I don't think it'll be of much use for most people who's just starting out - weirdly, it was and still is my favorite language though.

Python isn't a bad place to start either but that's more for data science/analyst because it's geared toward data related work.

Like the person above me, JavaScript is a good language to start with due its capability for front and back end usage, but you miss out on the fundamentals of typed language, which isn't that big of a deal - unless you TypeScript.

I started out with C and even though it was a pain in the ass to learn, it set a good foundation to pick up other programming languages.
I'm gonna echo this last sentence and say the following:

If you want to learn how a computer really works — down to the level how data is stored in memory, C is the best language ever created. Anyone who knows C can transfer that skill set into **anything** in the computing world, from high level web applications using C-based languages to low-level microcontroller/embedded development.

C has always been and will always the the best language for beginners who have a serious interest in development.

If you just want to learn how to do stuff, perhaps to get a job or just to say you're a programmer, I think Python is probably the best 'new' language that is easy to access, very easy on the eyes, and has enough versatility to teach you most of the basics.
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Still 15% in assembly in my daily work. ARM, IA64, PPC. Yeah, if I stop for a few months, need to refresh on details.
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Cookbooks give you examples of how to accomplish common things (reading a file for example).

Assembly, if you don't require it then skip this. It's very low level and doesn't transfer to many other languages.

PHP is mainly for web developers. If you want to tweak Wordpress this may be useful. In general PHP has fallen out of favor with many developers but it is still common to find.

If you want to learn programming, JavaScript and Python are two good languages to start with. JavaScript because it's used in both the browser and backend. Python because it's widely used for data manipulation.
re: PHP not being as popular, I thought this was true too but it seems it's still overwhelming common still https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2...languages/
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Can anyone give an overview of these books and how good they are? Who are they recommended for?
Look for PackT bundle reviews on humble bundle deals. I will just say that its not favorable.
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Didn't realize how many e-books i already have (unread) but that collection grows every week
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re: PHP not being as popular, I thought this was true too but it seems it's still overwhelming common still https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2...languages/
It's widely used. But it's a terrible language. Not that JavaScript is a lot better. Both have a lot of legacy code out there. Modern code is written in TypeScript.
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Can anyone give an overview of these books and how good they are? Who are they recommended for?
So as a software engineer I might have some insight onto this package.

Assembly is not widely used in the slightest, typically it's a course one takes (myself included) in college and you really do understand how blessed we are to have high level la gauges like java and even php. Assembly is taught in weeder courses, I have never heard of anyone using it professionally. It's not easy to understand un the slightest. Would not recommend unless u wanted to learn about hacking or do software development in security.

Php: I personally am not the biggest fan, but it is still used in industry. Facebook and slack are two examples of companies that code in php.

Python: very widely used in many companies, it's widely used in data science as there are a bunch of good libraries. Also good for NLP (natural language processing). I would say a good starter language to learn. Can be used to also build websites as well (django)
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