Need programming language advice!

If you had to start from scratch, what programming language would you use (python, node/typescript) and WHY? Thanks!

I would recommend Python due to the fact that it is one of the easiest programming languages in the world (making it very beginner friendly), whereas Node.js or TypeScript are more complex.


Python is definitely the language of choice for most AI developers. However if you’re doing a web app like me, the fact that it’s a web app as 99% weighting on deciding which languages to use.

Remember OpenAI has an HTTP API which can be called easily from ANY language.


If I was learning from scratch, I would start with Python.

I started with BASIC in DOS back in the day, moved to PERL for a while, and still use PHP mostly with a bit of javascript…

Python is a good foundation, though, especially for AI stuff…

Very good point. I should’ve asked what OP was trying to do first!


For machine learning and other AI stuffs, learn python. Everyone is using it. If you check other AI providers, most (if not all) of the examples are written in python. This is coming from someone not using python.