- Is Java a dying language?
- Should I learn Java or Python?
Python is usually the beginners-choice, especially for those who do not have any prior programming experience.
Python code is notorious for being more readable, meaning that it is easier to understand (and write)..
For just the absolute basics, if you’re already familiar with programming in general, 7 days seems possible. If you are unfamiliar with programming concepts in general like loops and events and variables then learning JS in 7 days seems unlikely.
Is Java a dying language?
Although the TIOBE index has shown Java to be a language in decline, it nevertheless remains comfortably at the top of the table. It might have dropped significantly between 2016 and 2017, but more recently its decline has slowed: it has dropped only 0.92% between October 2018 and October 2019.
Should I learn Java or Python?
If you’re just interested in programming and want to dip your feet in without going all the way, learn Python for its easier to learn syntax. If you plan to pursue computer science/engineering, I would recommend Java first because it helps you understand the inner workings of programming as well.