Many people ask me which programming language to learn? I always answer the same thing. It is you who should decide this. Ask yourself, what is your goal? Depending on what you want, a programming language can be more suitable than another.
Most people think to learn programming because they want to get a job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA, jobs for programmers should grow at an average of 8% for the next seven years.
To help you choose a language to learn this year, I made a list of the top-10 most demanding programming languages in the market. Know a little bit about each of them:-
Top-10 Most Demanding Programming Languages
Java is one of the programming languages used in the world. The first version of the language was released by Sun Microsystems in 1995 and currently owned by Oracle. It is an object-oriented language and the main programming language used to develop android applications for tablets and smartphones. Also widely used for Web development.
PHP is the most used programming language in the dynamic websites. Some people love it and some people hate it, but the truth is that most of the internet websites are made with PHP. This is due to the major contribution of the content management systems (CMS) such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento. Most blogs you find on the internet uses one of these content management systems. My website also uses PHP because it was created with the WordPress CMS.
C# is the main programming language used in the Microsoft products. Microsoft web platforms and Windows mobile devices uses C#. It is also one of the languages used in the game development. If you want to program for Windows 7, 8, 10, etc. learn C #.
Very fast and powerful, the C is used to create software for embedded systems. Built in 1972, many operating systems have been developed in C and even today the language is still widely used for the development of operating systems, applications, games and hardware integration. Aerospace and Telecommunications companies much use C. In fact, Telecommunication is one of the area where C programming is worth learning.
C ++ is considered as the best programming language for developing software for desktop and games that require enough hardware. It is the improvement of the C language with elements of object orientation.
Python is great for beginners. It is a language that serves to almost everything and allows us to work faster and effectively integrate systems. Python is free & open source, cross-platform, object-oriented and high-level. Large companies such as Google, YouTube and Netflix use Python for their critical tasks.
This is the main language for the Apple platform i.e. iOS and OS X. It is a flexible object-oriented programming language that uses broadcast notifications in Smalltalk style. As iPhone and IPad are one of the favorite choice of people, learning Objective-C is a good option to enter the mobile applications market.
Ruby is a simple, elegant & powerful language to learn, focused on productivity, incredibly. It is open source and totally free. Ruby is famous for its use on the Internet through the Ruby on Rails framework, but it can be used for many other things. Demand for Ruby programmers has grown considerably in recent years.
10. Visual Basic
The good old VB is still widely used for desktop application development. I’ve seen a lot of software written in VB and many people think that C# is losing the market because of it. For example, There are still a lot systems in VB that needs maintenance.
It is difficult for new comers to choose the best language to learn, so that they can grow and get a job in software development industry.
In this article, I wanted to present the most demanding programming languages in the current market. Note that the order in which the programming languages are listed may not be in the order of the most demanding by the market. But I believe that this order may vary depending on the region.
If you don’t know anything about programming and want to learn, to make a career in software development, I suggest that before you worry about the language, learn programming logic. Some of the language to start with are:- C/C++, PHP and Python.