Top Programming Languages to Learn in 2017

Technology is changing very rapidly; we get to know about a new advancement every now and then. In such a scenario, it is vital for developers to know which programming languages will be most sought after in the times to come. This will help them deal effectively with future challenges. Below is a list of top programming languages which programmers can learn in 2017.

Important Programming Languages Developers should learn

C

C is called the grandfather of new languages and rightly so. The origin of this programming language dates back to 1970’s. It has influenced many latest languages like Python, Java, and C++. It still finds wide acceptance and use till date and will continue to play a vital role in the coming years. The programmers who know C can easily learn other languages like PHP, C++, and Objective C. It is a powerful language that enables you to have total control on the software. C is the base of almost all popular operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and OSX.

Java

It is an open source computer programming language that is used to develop software for smart TVs and smartphones besides computers. It has been in use since 1990 for developing applications for small and big businesses alike. Experts consider this to be the best language for developing Android Applications. Java powers some of the most popular Android applications like Candy Crush Saga, Temple Run, and Angry Birds etc. Applications written in Java language are used in different government agencies, airlines, and other enterprises.

C++

C++ language is similar to C but it has got more features. It finds wide use in development of high level video game engines, accounting software, financial trading algorithms, computer graphics drivers, and web browsers. C++ facilitates the programmers to do tasks that can be somewhat difficult and time consuming with C. Programmers have succeeded in developing video games and animations with C++ like Fifa, Halo, Call of Duty, DreamWorks, Disney, and Pixar.

Go

It was 2006, when Google’s programming language Go came into the limelight. Many experts believe that the coming year will be a great time for this language as it will be heavily used. This is because the language focuses on efficiency, high performance, and simplicity, and comes with in-built support. The learning curve of the language is also simple. It seems that it will pose as a big rival for the languages like Node and Rube because startups have been giving preference to this language over the last year.

JavaScript

JavaScript, earlier known as ECMAScript, is a web development language whose popularity is increasing year on year. It is supported by a big open source community and it is also easy to learn. This language can be used as a server side language and supports all browsers. It is useful for making a website interactive and adding animation. JavaScript also helps in controlling the web interface well. Over the years, a lot of JavaScript Frameworks have evolved and some of them are immensely popular with web developers like Node.js , AngularJS, BackBoneJS etc to name a few.

Python

This language came into existence in 1990’s. Python is a general purpose language that beginners can learn easily. It has a small learning curve but it is efficient enough for 3D rendering, web development, and scientific computing. The language is good for people who want to quickly learn programming. That’s why, Python is very popular among beginners. Python plays a vital role when you want to create products like Reddit and YouTube.

Hack

Hack is the programming language that Facebook uses for the Hiphop Virtual Machine. This language first appeared on the development scene in 2014. It is a programming language and a dialect of PHP that contributes to writing 90 percent of Facebook’s codes. It is the biggest achievement for a 2-year-old language that it is heavily contributing in coding a very popular website that deals with so many things like gaming, shopping, and messaging etc. Experts believe that in coming years, it’s going to be a very popular language.

Perl

Perl is also similar to Python; both the languages are big rivals of each other. Perl is popular for a powerful system scripting. A good programmer can use it for writing any sort of program. It is fast and easy so programmers enjoy working on it.

Languages like PHP, Ruby, SQL, Objective C, D, and Rust are some other languages that will have a lot of demand in 2017. So learning these languages will definitely be very useful for programmers.

This Blog was originally published on August 20th 2016 at https://medium.com/@abhijitpanda/top-programming-languages-to-know-in-2017-d0e2a1c636f

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