The 5 Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2018

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28 de agosto del 2018

Software development is a dynamic field. New and in-demand programming languages, frameworks and technologies can emerge, rise to fame, and then fade away in the course of a few years. Developers need to constantly be learning new skills to stay relevant.

1. Java

Java is over 20 years old, used by millions of developers and billions of devices worldwide, and able to run on any hardware and operating system through the Java Virtual Machine. All Android apps are based on Java and 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Java as a server-side language for backend development. The popularity of Java knows no bounds, it has been in demand since its inception. It is the language of Entrepreneurs, hence making it a must know for anyone who aims to use a computer as a tool to progress. This common language is easy to learn and is a smart investment if your goals are to create your software.

2. JavaScript

JavaScript, the grandfather of programming languages. 88% of all websites, a significant majority, use JavaScript. That is to say, almost everything that isn’t bland online has JavaScript taking care of it at the backend. Several front-end frameworks for JavaScript such as React and AngularJS have huge future potential as IoT and mobile devices become more popular, so we doubt we’ll see JavaScript drop in popularity any time soon.

3. C++

An extension of the old-school “C” programming language, C++ is usually used for system/application software, game development, drivers, client-server applications and embedded firmware. Many programmers find C++ complex and more difficult to learn and use than languages like JavaScript, but it remains in use in many legacy systems at large enterprises.

4. C#

C# (pronounced “C sharp”) went down slightly in demand this year. C# is an object-oriented programming language from Microsoft designed to run on Microsoft’s .NET platform and to make development quicker and easier than Microsoft’s previous languages. It’s gaining popularity every year. Even though it may not be compatible with non-Windows formats, C# is a wise choice to develop Windows-specific applications and software.

5. PHP

PHP is a derivative of the language it was written in, C. This makes PHP inherit some of C’s perks. Its creation was aimed to make and design web applications, e.g., Facebook.. Most developers use PHP for web development, either to add functions that HTML can’t handle or to interact with MySQL databases.

Knowing a programming language sends a really strong message, it states your innovative, independent and self-sufficient nature; in the sense that you can provide intelligent solutions and apply your trade for a firm or start your own work. In the economy of today and the turn, we’re taking towards smart systems; it’s wise to be proficient in a programming language.

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