5 in-demand programming languages and how they're used every day
More than 500 programming languages are available to create our digital world. Some, like Java, Python and Ruby, are more prevalent than others, and more in demand.
Weiting Liu, CEO of Codementor, an online community that supports programmers and coders, says employers are seeking these skills, particularly in these five languages:
Often it is used to develop web browsers and computer games. It is used in PDF documents and was integral to the web browser Netscape Navigator and later Internet Explorer.
Java is favored by large enterprises because of its stability and scalability. It is used to write server-facing applications for e-commerce sites as well as for financial trading and scientific uses. It is also used in Android apps and Blu-Ray DVDs.
Ruby is a very beginner-friendly, general-purpose language, according to Liu. It is best known for its use in building web sites because of the popularity of the Ruby on Rails framework. Ruby was developed to streamline web programming tasks, including accessing databases, retrieving information and dynamically generating web pages.
Startups love Ruby because a lot can be accomplished with a few lines of code. Websites for Airbnb, Hulu, Twitch and other successful sites were built using Ruby. the developer community is big and supportive, says Liu, with lots of online tutorials.
Python is a powerful programming language that is popular in academia and data science. It’s used to build web and desktop applications. YouTube and BitTorrent are written in Python. Because it uses a clear, readable syntax, data manipulation is easy. Therefore, Python is taught in many entry-level computer science classes, Liu says.
Swift is a new, general-purpose language developed in 2014 by Apple for the iOS, OS X, watchOS, tvOS and Linux operating systems. This language is considered safer, more resilient, more concise and easier to learn than Objective-C, which, until Swift, was needed to build native applications for iOS. Some apps for LinkedIn and Yahoo Weather were developed using Swift.
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