Hey all - hope everyone is doing ok and have a nice weekend coming up. Reaching out from New York, USA here!
Through the summer, I purchased a few texts and books on coding languages - I have particularly been involved in using HTML and CSS for most of my life (unknowingly until I became older and realized I was coding websites in my “game-time” on the computer). Transferred this into my careers and light work-place projects for web activities and site management/changes.
I’ve had many recommend Python as a starting point - including a past developer I’ve worked with closely who has advised on so many useful resources that have helped me build a better foundation for working/writing code on ZenDesk and in small projects. I’m using Tableau in my workplace and trying to use Python for more complex projects and data extraction/data automation – I have a book with a few chapters on Python/a small text that’s a Python programming guide.
Just looking for insight here/am curious for the route others have taken. I work very hands on with learning programs (which is why I’ve found Java in past a bit difficult) but feel Python is something lightweight I can be flexible with. My largest challenge is anything really that becomes advanced mathematics - it completely overwhelms in Java.
Update - after exploring some of the recommended pathway to Java following HTML/CSS, it makes most sense to approach this first.