I thought about messaging few select people about this but it may be applicable to more people than I'm aware of so I just thought I'd throw up a thread.
What programming language do you think is "the best" (yes, I know its subjective) to learn? I ask because I am presently unemployed and have been trying to learn things to make me more employable.
My previous programming experience is basically nil. I took 2 C++ classes in college roughly a decade ago. My one friend who is an IT professional scoffed at learning python and instead suggested trying to learn HTML5 since (in his estimation) there aren't*(edit) many people who know a whole lot about that just yet. Any input is appreciated!