I discovered this infographic from Udacity via BoingBoing this morning and thought it might be useful to some of you who are looking to begin a career in programming. Click the infographic to see a full-sized version.
"4 Ways to Pick Your First Programming Language
If you haven’t picked your first programming language, the programming world is your oyster. Yet with evangelists for every language telling you their language is the best, choosing one to start with can be incredibly overwhelming. We’ve looked at the data for the top ten programming languages in the US (based on IEEE Spectrum data) to help you pick the best language to start with based on your priorities in lifestyle, location, and career potential."