Originally Posted by adam79
Hey. I'm interested in taking a class in some type of computer programing. I'd like to get certified in order to get a job. After doing some research, it seems like learning HTML5 or CSS3 would be the two more in demand languages. Java is another one that seems popular. Just looking for some suggestions on the path I should take. I'm also interested in creating phone Apps. What is the most common language used for Apps (whether is be for the iPhone or Android)?
There are two main divisions to programming. Mainframe and micros. If you wanted to learn mainframe then you should learn COBOL, PL/1, Mark IV, SAS, JCL, or Assembler and the tools like SPF. If you want to go the micro route then you might learn web development, Visual Basic Applications, Delphi, or Java.
On either of the systems you will want to learn SQL.
There are a thousand kids that can build a web page, but business wants more than that. Database connectivity for one. Photoshop for another.