How to Choose a Programming Language

How to Choose a Stack

Define Your Goals

The list of notable programming languages is long, and expanding all the time. Languages grow and shrink in popularity and relevance, so how do you find out which one is the best one to learn? If you are considering a career in software development, first determine where you want to end up before plotting the path to get there.

The courses taught at Code Fellows focus on the most in-demand languages, frameworks, and technologies among our hiring partners and companies in the tech community, so no matter which stack you choose to learn first, you'll be equipped with in-demand skills and the training and experience to pick up new languages quickly.

What Every Developer Should Know

The web is built on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, which is why our beginner and intermediate courses focus on these three languages, plus the technology, frameworks, and tools used by software developers everywhere.

Code 101: Intro to Software Development & Careers in Tech

Code 201: Foundations of Software Development

Code 301: Intermediate Software Development


JavaScript is everywhere—in web browsers, back-end servers, robotics, gaming... You get the idea. Every interactive website uses JavaScript, and it is increasingly popular among startups and large companies alike.

Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript


Python is powerful. It's no wonder why big-data companies like Dropbox, Instagram, and NASA use Python. It is the language heavily used in the scientific community, and has a tremendous community behind it that supports new developers and holds frequent Meetups. Python has gained a reputation for being easy to learn, and is in high demand for server-side programming.

Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Python

Continuing Education

Want to expand your programming skill set to other languages or technologies? Our continuing education classes help professional developers master new skills, whether you need to update your skills to find your next career, level up your skills in your current job, or train an entire team in a new technology.

Continuing Education