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Best Languages to Learn for Marketing Positions?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by BrooklynsFinest, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. BrooklynsFinest

    BrooklynsFinest Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    I've read a lot on this forum about programming languages, and I've gotten really great information as well as really great opinions. I've sort of formed a few ideas about my goals, but I wanted to see if anyone had some advice they could offer me based on my current position and skillset....

    I've always been pretty natural with anything regarding computers and the internet, my strongest ability is figuring things out (of course I can figure almost anything out, but completing things is always where my ADHD decides to jump in). I work in a position at a marketing company as one of their first internet marketing specialists, and my primary focus is to educate the sales team on how internet marketing works and how our products help our clients. I also produce content for, and put up the product for our clients (we have a corporate platform that we work with, so there's not really any coding involved). I also am a person with a lot of ideas, always trying to automate things, so I often spend hours upon hours trying to find the right program to help me achieve some task (or automate some task)- but at the end of the day, I'm like, I could've learned how to make this myself by now.

    I've made a few wordpress websites that I'm playing around with and eventually plan to build up. I currently know HTML and CSS (some of CSS3). I analyze SEO statistics and write SEO content everyday - I personally believe that staying active in coding knowledge could only help my internet marketing skills, after all this is the foundation of SEO.
    Anyway, my question for all you experts on here is ... what do you guys think would be the best programming languages for someone like myself to learn? I'd like to focus on automation, for myself and for clients, as well as some web development and design. I was thinking of learning PHP/JQuery next, because from what I understand there's a Database foundation to that, and a lot of marketing tasks involve analyzing databases, or working with information (I also do email marketing). If time permitted, I would learn every language, lol...but that's unrealistic (for me, right now at this point in my life, I don't have a lot of free time - so to anyone who does man learn whatever you can!), so I really want to focus on ones that would be most beneficial to my future career.

    My goal isn't to be a full-fledged computer programmer, or web designer, but I want to be able to make wordpress websites (which I know how to do with CSS frameworks and templates), and be able to use database information, utilize API's (which still confuse me, but I know they involve integration between platforms and/or content), automate tasks, and of course continue to keep myself well informed on SEO practices and studies.

    Any advice ya guys got? I also would love to one day maybe build a small bot, oh I'm actually just learning how to use Macros (using JitBit Recorder) - and I mean I'm starting to get the hang of it, but I think the fact that I don't understand the foundation of it, makes it difficult , and I couldn't find any tutorials on that particular program. I found some stuff on iMacros, which I plan to eventually learn as well. But doesn't that involve more of a programming language than a coding language ? I would love to be able to create scripts myself from scratch.

    I apologize if this post is all over the place, my mind thinks faster than I could remember it all sometimes!! Any response is greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. MafiaBoss

    MafiaBoss Elite Member

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    Start with HTML/CSS these are the foundations for Web Development and can help you in wordpress/blogger or creating your indvidual websites.

    1. No need to become a full fledged programmer if you don't have much interest, just stick with one language for example like python which is great for beginner's and learn the concepts.
    2. Start with basic programming (if/else, loops, statements, functions).
    3. Then if you think you can move further jump to Object oriented programming (learn classes, objects) etc.
     
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  3. n0money

    n0money Newbie

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    javascript and php. they will give you the most bang for your buck on the web. I wouldnt recommend these for someone looking for a career in software development. But for web deveolopment these will give you the most gains.