I'm somewhat interested in programming. I just read the article "What is Code?" for the first time and it's got me interested in finding out a little bit more about coding. What language should I learn first when it comes to figuring out how to code. I'll give some background on myself to help:
I'm currently 26 years old. I went to University where I took an introductory computer science course and got like a 72. The language there was python but I usually don't hear people talking about this language at all in relation to doing any actual work or building anything significant. I also took a python programming class in high school where our final project was to create a program that could consistently beat or draw the user at tic-tac-toe. My project partner did most of the work but I helped out a fair amount and we got a decent grade.
Now I'm interested in writing programs for a variety of uses, also want to know how hard it is to program apps for android and whether I could actually do that or not. Please can someone tell me what language I should try learning if I want to make money from programming sometime in the future and how long it would take?