I often hear lawyers say that they would like to learn to code. I also hear lawyers who have learned to code urge others to follow suit. Some say learning to code can make you a better lawyer or even that it is an essential skill for lawyers in the 21st Century. It might even lead you to quit lawyering and code full time.

But once you decide to learn to code, there are any number of coding languages you could learn. Where should you start?

I put that question to the Twitterverse. Here are some of the answers I received. (The first comment is an image rather than an embedded tweet because Sam Harden has a locked Twitter account which prevents embedding of his tweets.)

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.