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5 Programming languages to learn in 2017

The world of coding is vast and there are many different programming languages to learn. But some of these languages are considered more valuable in the workforce than others. One of the easiest ways to decide between which programming language to learn this year is by listening to the market.

With that in mind, here are the most in-demand programming languages of 2017:

  1. Java

Java is available since the 1990’s and it’s one of the most in-demand languages. This programming language was designed to run on different devices, as a result, Java is used for software development for computers, smartphones and even smart Tv’s.

Why you should learn it: Think about the most popular Android application such as Angry Birds, Candy Crush Saga or Temple Run – they are all written in Java. Also, both large and small businesses are power by applications written in Java. If you have an idea for an innovative type of business software, Java is the perfect language for you.

  1. Python

Python is the guy that everyone likes at the party. It’s considered by many to be one of the simplest coding languages to learn, being useful in many different situations.

It’s one of the best languages if you are planning to move in the field of data analytics, data science or big data.

Why you should learn it: YouTube, Instagram, and Reedit are just a few examples of what Python is capable of. These applications have become so big that many more technologies are now involved. Still, Python played a major role in starting this sites.

  1. PHP

PHP is used on over two hundred million websites – that is how popular this language truly is.

This language is another C decedent, in fact, PHP is written using the C language and has inherited some of C’s super power.

Why you should learn it: PHP is the perfect language for people who want to go from no experience to developing a web application in a short amount of time. Since there are two hundred million websites written in PHP, the demand for maintaining and upgrade those sites are higher than ever.

  1. JavaScript

Apart from the name, Java and JavaScript have very little in common. This programming language was originally called ECMAScript, however, due to Java’s popularity at the time, the creators changed the name to attract more developers.

Why you should learn it: JavaScript is used by 88% of all websites. If you take a moment and think about how many websites are available online, you will realize that 88% is a lot! If you’re interested in frontend web design you should learn JavaScript.

  1. C++

Most of the big software projects such as web browsers, computer graphics drivers and financial trading algorithms, are based on C++.

Thanks to its robustness and speed, C++ is also used to write proprietary high-frequency trading algorithms that allow Wall Street firms to trade thousands of shares in less than a second.

Why you should learn it: C++ is the engine that powers many of today’s most popular video games like Call of Duty, Fifa, and Halo. Also, animation studios such as Pixar, Disney, and DreamWorks use C++ in some capacity in their animation software.

 

If you want to add coding to your arsenal of abilities, 2017 is a good time to get in the game. Start mastering one of these programming languages now and rest assured that your skill set will be in high demand.

 

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