Quote Originally Posted by oldrocker99 View Post
The most popular language for beginners is Python
I would also recommend Python, though I think Python 2 is still friendlier for beginners. Having used both supported versions of Python, I still avoid the newer one.

The Python Foundation will drop support next year, and PyPy (very compatible) will be the best supported way to run Python 2. If I didn't think it was so much easier to learn, I would say learn the latest one.