Top Programming Languages To Learn in 2019
Vishal Vanwari
April 26, 2019 2 mins

Today computers have entered every field right from writing code to autopilot an airplane to biotechnology. The world has moved on from the olden days of storing and analyzing data on pen and paper and now almost every one is dependent on computers for their needs ranging right from the very basic ones to extremely complex needs.

In this fast changing environment, it is obvious that various computer languages emerge at a rapid rate and if one is related to the software development industry then they have to keep abreast with the latest technologies. Here is a list of most prominent programming languages of 2019 that can help boost one’s career in the software industry in the near future.

Python is widely accepted as the best programming language to be learnt first. Apart from the fact that it is widely used to develop scalable web applications and provides an excellent library support, Python is easy to use and equally easy to deploy. Its syntax is intuitive, clear and almost similar to the English language.

JavaScript has been voted as the most popular language by developers in the Stack Overflow’s 2018 Developer Survey for 6 years in a row. It plays a major role in front end development as it has the advantage of being extremely light weighted. It is also one of the most preferred languages as it is compatible with all the major browsers. With the advent of Node.js, JavaScript can now be used for server side scripting hence enabling developers to use a single language for server and client side scripting.

The popularity of Java can be easily attributed to the frequent saying associated with it, which is ‘write once, run everywhere’. It is one of the most cross platform compatible language since it can be coded on any device, complied into a low level machine code and finally executed on any platform via the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). As Java is the used for writing native Android applications, it is one of the must know languages for the people interested in mobile application development.

Swift, a relatively new programming language released in 2014 is used to develop iOS applications. It is been designed to be beginner friendly and is a statistically typed language, meaning the errors can be checked and tracked via XCode (editor for the language) and is considered an improvement in terms of usability and performance when compared to its predecessor Objective-C.

C++ is considered as a highly efficient and flexible language, which has remained in demand since its creation in 1985 due to its high performance, reliability and the various contexts it can be used in. Given its popularity, there are many compilers and libraries available for this language. It is considered to be one of the few languages that works at high speed and hence is the preferred language for graphically intensive applications including game development, graphic engines, and for virtual and augmented reality functionalities.

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