[Intro Music] What’s up guys! It’s Oevatso and today we’ll be talking about programming languages. Do a simple web search and you’ll find there are hundreds of programming languages in existence. Learning a new programming language can help boost your skill set and understanding of software development or web development. These days, programmers are in great demand. Over the past decade, coding jobs have become mainstream, creating millions of employment opportunities every year. For learning a new language, one must look at the latest trends. This gives a strong idea about the future and how much a language can grow in usage and importance. Here are the top 10 programming languages to learn: Number 10: Go Go/GoLang is a free and open source programming language that’s aimed at making simple, efficient, and reliable software. Three Google employees created Go back in 2007. In 2016, Go’s popularity skyrocketed because it emphasizes simplicity, high performance, efficiency and built-in support. Many Go projects are also used for web servers, APIs, minimal web application frameworks, etc. It has an excellent standard library and it compiles fast. It’s also great with concurrent tasks as well as programs. Go receives a good amount of support from its parent company, as it has been incorporated in several Google projects. Sites that use Go are Netflix, YouTube, and Adobe. Number 9: Swift Swift is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm and compiled programming language developed by Apple Inc. for iOS, MacOS, WatchOS, and tvOS application development. Before Swift, many applications were built with Objective-C, however, many Apple developers have now moved on to Swift as it reduces the length of the code, saves time and energy. Developers with knowledge of Swift have been in tremendous demand. It adopts the best of C and Objective-C, allowing a developer to create an intuitive app. In fact, it’s open source, so developers can also develop on Windows or Linux systems, design their compilers and be assured that their apps are compatible with Apple devices. In March 2017, less than three years after its official debut, Swift made the top 10 in the monthly TIOBE index ranking of popular programming languages. Many global companies have been very quick to adopt to Swift and we will continue to see this new language on the rise in the future.
Number 8: Ruby Ruby is a dynamic reflective, object-oriented, and general-purpose programming language. It was designed and developed in the mid-90s by Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto in Japan. Ruby is best known for its use in web programming. Ruby, like Python, is a powerful yet easy to learn programming language. Even though Ruby has been around roughly as long as Python, it didn’t become popular until its Rails framework was developed. In computer programming, a framework is an addition to a language, which makes doing a certain task faster or easier. Rails is a framework that makes web development in Ruby extremely intuitive. As previously mentioned, Ruby is very similar to Python, however, Ruby is known for having a style, which some programmers find unappealing. As a result, Python is often given the edge over Ruby. This shouldn’t be considered a flaw because as the developer of Ruby pointed out, everyone’s style is different, some programmers may prefer Ruby over Python or vice versa. Metasploit and Twitter are two very different applications programmed in Ruby. Metasploit is the most popular information security tool used by many individuals and companies for security purposes. Twitter is the world famous social media website, which was originally developed with Ruby using its Rails framework. Ruby is a favorite among developers, start-ups, and established businesses with many qualities as fast development, fewer lines of code to write, a broad variety of third-party libraries available, a thriving community support and expected constant improvements in the code. Number 7: PHP PHP, which stands for Personal Home Page, is a server-side scripting language created in 1994. It was designed primarily for web development, but it is also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP code may be embedded into HTML or HTML5 markup, or it can be used in combination with various web template systems, web content management systems and web frameworks. PHP code is usually processed by a PHP interpreter, implemented as a module in the web server or as a CGI (Common Gateway Interface) executable. The web server software combines the results of the interpreted and executed PHP code, which may be any type of data, including images with the generated web page. PHP code may also be executed with a command-line interface and can be used to implement standalone graphical applications. It is used on more than 80 percent of websites today including Facebook, Wikipedia and WordPress. PHP is a popular language among new programmers due to its easy-to-use techniques. It also does offer tons of advanced features for more experienced programmers. Its ubiquity and trivial distribution across hosting vendors, the seamless integration with MySQL RDBMS, and starter applications have led to a massive demand for PHP web developers across the world. If you wish to become a web developer, PHP is an important language that you need to learn.