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peter
peter

I started with php about 15 years ago, and while it’s a great language to learn as a beginner it’s not a good language for the current job market (in Aus & NZ anyway). I’d suggest going with Ruby because of the future job opportunities.

19 Mar 2016

josh
josh

I just read the Stack Overflow survey and noticed Ruby is way lower in popularity than I’d guess. Doesn’t mean there’s no jobs, but if you use that as a metric then PHP in comparison is pretty alive and well.

Really, just pick a language that attracts you and isn’t obscure. Either of these is fine. Python is my fave for getting things done too but once you know one language it’s way easier to pick up others.

19 Mar 2016

pauldotdo
pauldotdo

Thanks! yeah guess I was looking for the lowest hanging fruit really but I guess they’re both pretty good options to start with. I do want to do some wordpress stuff as well so I guess php’ll be a better route by the looks of it

20 Mar 2016

rushmayo
rushmayo

I agree with Peter in that there more of a demand for Ruby. But, I do say php is used more often. So it depends on what you think the market will be like in 10, 15, 20 years. Or, if you want a happier life then do as Josh suggested and pick something you can enjoy for years.

24 Mar 2016