10 programming languagesThere is no doubt that being a talented programmer can take you places. From A.I to virtual reality to app development, some of the most prominent present and future trends revolve around coders.

Although the basic principles are almost same for the languages , some programming languages are used more and are in more demand than others. If you want to make sure that you are ready for present and future jobs, these are the languages you need to know. :-

C – First created in 1970s, it is one of the oldest programming languages that is still in use. Its influence can be seen on other similarly named languages like Objective C , C++ etc. which are insanely popular today for development.

PHP – A majority of popular websites ranging from Facebook to Yahoo use PHP to serve you with one webpage after the other. The language almost powers one third of the internet.

Javascript – Another language common among web developer, JavaScript can help you make great web apps. An add on knowledge of related technologies like Nodejs, Angular and HTML and CSS for front-end can help you fetch those “full stack” web developer jobs. Oh, and it has nothing to do with another popular language Java.

MATLAB – MATLAB might not be very well known among regular people but it is hugely popular among engineers, scientists etc. From image processing to artificial intelligence development , MATLAB comes in handy. This language revolves around mathematics and is also used to teach complex mathematical concepts to students.

Java – Probably the most well known language, Java is hugely popular and the demand for Java developers is always high. Created by the multi-billion dollar firm Oracle, Java remains highly in use because of its relevance in android development and other application development.

Python – If you still don’t know how to code, Python is the language you should start with as it is considered one of the easiest languages to learn for beginners. Made in the late 1980s, the language remains hugely popular even today.

R – Harvard called the profession of Data Scientist to be the sexiest profession of 21st century. If you want to be a data scientist or analyst, R is the language you need to know. It’s hugely popular among statisticians and data analysts.

Ruby – Ruby and Python are the first to languages that comes to mind when thinking of languages that can be easily learnt. With it’s motto as “ A programmer’s best friend”, and Rails, a popular add on for making web apps, Ruby continues to be popular even more than 2 decades after its inception.

Swift – Swift is one of the youngest language in this list. Made by Apple, yes Apple, this language is very easy to learn for people who know C or its derivatives, If you want to make apps for IOS , this is the language you need to know.

Go – Just like Apple, Google has a language of its own. This language created by the search behemoth is known for its reliability, after all , this fast – growing language has been designed to power products with scale Google products see.

Honorable mentions :-

Microsoft’s Visual Basic, Perl, Pascal, Groovy.

Did we forget to mention any great programming language? Let us know in the comments.

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Posted by Rishabh Mehta

Product and revenue focused entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience in creating and leading successful brands in the education & training sector, Rishabh Mehta is the founder and C.E.O of What After College, one of the fastest growing education startups in India.

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