Artificial intelligence and the proliferation of automation has been at the forefront of tech news as of late, not to mention how significant the progress of both will affect jobs in the near future. We’re already seeing it within the fast food industry, with others soon to follow. Out of all of this advancement, however, we’ve forgetting the amount of jobs that are also made available because of these developments and how learning to speak the languages that power technology may be an answer to making sure you never become a casualty of the times.
Business Insider recently put a list together through the help of the TIOBE Index, the Redmonk Programming Language Rankings, and the annual Stack Overflow developer survey to provide which programming languages you should learn and a little bit about them. Some about them below, with the feature in it’s entirety available here.
Java – Originally invented in 1991 as a programming language for smart televisions, Oracle’s Java is still the most popular language in the world — a position solidified by the fact that Java is crucial to Android app development and lots of business software.
C – One of the oldest programming languages still in common use, C was created in the early 1970s. In 1978, the language’s legendary and still widely read manual, the 800-page “The C Programming Language,” saw print for the first time.
Python – This language traces back to 1989, and is loved by its fans for its highly readable code. Many programmers suggest it’s the easiest language to get started with.
PHP – This language for programming web sites is incredibly common — some estimates say it powers one-third of the web. Big sites like WordPress, Facebook, and Yahoo use it. A lot of programmers also hate PHP with a passion — Stack Overflow founder Jeff Atwood once wrote, “PHP isn’t so much a language as a random collection of arbitrary stuff, a virtual explosion at the keyword and function factory.”
Latest posts by Staff (see all)
- Replacing Something That Doesn’t Need to Be Replaced - August 20, 2018
- We Can All Be Rocket Scientists - August 16, 2018
- Mission Impossible: Mastering an Instrument - August 12, 2018