So, I have asked a similar question in the past. But, I have recently been given a reason to get back into, and try to become more proficient at coding. My problem is I'm not sure which route I should take. I have a bit of experience in C++, but don't know if it's enough experience to justify choosing to continue with it over another. If not, it would likely be a decent time to switch to a new language. I have been considering boring old Java and possibly Python (recommended by Philip - IIRC). But, the crux of my dilemma is I don't want to pick a language that doesn't really mesh well with my physics background. Ideally, I will be coding programs to analyze physics-based data in the future. Not right now, but in the future. But, that doesn't mean that's my end all be all. If possible, I would like to become proficient enough in a language (mostly any language) to make some money for the time being while also increasing my knowledge base.
This is the programming position that caught my eye. Doesn't have to be that exact one, but a position like that. But, I have absolutely no experience in searching for a good job based around coding. If any of you feel so inclined to take a look at this listing and tell me what you think (would it be a good entry position job, a good place to increase knowledge, and potentially decent pay?). I don't need to make bank. Really, I'd be pretty happy with 1300+ / month for the time being. And, hopefully, learn a thing or two while there. My whole career isn't centered around coding, but it is affected by it. When I begin to get to more advanced areas in astrophysics I will need to be able to develop programs to analyze large datasets. So, a basic knowledge and experience with this would probably be a good idea.
Sorry for the host of questions. I have recently had a shocking event that may lead to me needing to find different employment (I'll divulge that in another post if it comes to it), so I need to try and put some contingencies in place. This may be a bit outside the realm of practicality, so if so, please just let me know! :)