Somewhat new to code academy, although I finished the introductory course on HTML, JAVA, and C++ (although I need a refresher as it’s been a while). I was recently offered an opportunity to pursue coding as a small part time gig and I would like to accept the offer.
The only problem, I don’t know what language I need to learn.
The owner of a business agreed to fund my education if I can learn and do some work for him at his escape game. Long story short, I need to know what languages will be utilized for a server based, cross-platform application to run an escape game on. Is there anybody here with enough experience to assist me in my decision?
The best answer would come from your prospective employer. Ask him to describe the platform and what framework it uses. You will need to be proficient in that if you are to enter the production team.
If the platform is Rails, then immerse yourself in Ruby and go hard all the way. Master the language before venturing into Rails, or at least get a good head start, including Object Oriented Programming.
Server side technologies will be an imperative as well. PHP, Python, Ruby, Node.js are all possibilities, but again the developer will be the one to point the way.