How important is it to pick the right programming language when learning to code for the first time?

More than half of all developers use JavaScript. It’s vital to front-end web development and increasingly relevant for back-end development. JS is also rapidly expanding into areas like game development and the Internet of Things.

Python is followed as the second most used object-orientated programming (OOP) language and Ruby is far below on the list at less than 10% usage.

Does this mean that Ruby is a useless or outdated language? …

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