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My Answer on Quora

Kirby Urner
2 min readMar 9, 2023

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Why should a beginner first master Java and PHP before rushing to Python?

I have no idea why this specific sequence. Python was never designed as a “teaching language” but is sufficiently compact and understandable to serve as such. I’d go from Python to Java (C#, C++…) and not the other way.

However, let’s dispel this nonsense that we have to learn languages in sequence, rather than in parallel. My…

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