Popular programming languages to learn

Popular programming languages to learn

November 10, 2018 0 By richard

While Java and Javascript could possibly remain industry favorites with their web-based services, Google’s GO has been “up and coming” for a few years and will be a great language to learn. Ruby is a favorite among the startups and has been for some time; by no means is its popularity expected to diminish in the near future. Mozilla’s RUST and Facebook’s HACK (Over 90% Facebook code is being written in it) and Julia are bound to join these lists but not in the first half of 2017.

 

  • Javascript – Scripting language for the worldwide web. As the web take over our universe, so is the use of Javascript which is predominantly used for a web application. A good front-end tool, which could be used in all environment. From adding effects to creating basic functionality games, javascript is industry favorite and top popular programming language to learn.
  • Java – Most common programming language as on the day. Used for Android development and most of the financial systems around the world. Java is prominently preferred for its speed and performance. Rated best programming language to learn for years, it’s always good to keep your skills updated.
  • R – With the world’s growing obsession with statistics and data analysis, R is the language you need to add to your portfolio. It would not be inaccurate to say that R could be the most sought after language in 2017 if you go by the increasing number of jobs related to R advertised on job portals.
  • MATLAB – Once a hardcore language for mathematicians and scientists, MATLAB is back as the interest in analytics and statistics is growing. More developers are going back to MATLAB as the complexity of mathematical analysis is increasing.
  • SQL – As more and more people are getting onboard technology, the database has been increasing exponentially.If you are interested in managing the database, SQL is made for you. Termed Special purpose language, SQL is made for a special purpose, unlike general purpose language. Used almost everywhere where database management is required. SQL is a great skill to learn.
  • Arduino – IoT is here to stay! And embedded-based programming will be a key player too. Arduino is not a new language; it is a set of C and C++ functions. With more embedded chips waiting to be coded, Arduino will be the new skill to pick up in 2017.
  • Swift – When Apple, in response to developers’ complaints, decided to come up with Swift to replace Objective-C, it was bound to be a favorite among the developers. As of now, iOS developers are spinning codes as quickly as others and as they come out in the market use of swift would only expand. If the mobile side appeals to you, then learning Swift should be a part of your 2017 resolutions!

This does not mean that other languages will be added to the list of “dead” languages or have no takes in 2017. It just means that the wind could be blowing in another direction altogether. No harm in being prepared, right?