In this ever-evolving world of tech and innovation, and with the increasing need for more people with computing skills. It’s vital for anyone thinking of joining the programming band wagon to keep up-to-date on what’s hot and selling on the market.
Several projects around the world in different sectors like banking, medical, military division and much more have gained a lot of progress using programming as a means of solving complex problems.
We chose some of the programming languages one should consider learning or employing to help drive success in their projects and get work done fast and efficiently based on developer trends and global demand.
Here’s our list of the top five programming languages in 2018;
Mostly used in developing native iOS/Mac OS apps, Swift has proven to be more popular than Objective-C and C programming languages.
Swift is used in building native apps that outperform cross-platform hybrid apps built with C and other languages. It is also user friendly, faster and easily maintainable. So, if you’re looking into developing Apple based applications and products, then it’s the right choice for you.
Popularly known for building projects like Airbnb, Pixlr and Bloomberg; Ruby is one of the fastest growing programming languages today.
Started in 1993 by Yukihiro Matz Matsumoto as a general purpose, object oriented programming language, Ruby has gone ahead to become one of the most highly demanded in comparison to Python and Java.
Ruby operates as a dynamic, object oriented language that reads English making it easy to use and read by many coders. It is also used in maintaining many code databases for high-end websites making it the right choice for ensuring the reliability and efficiency of the servers.
Used in more than 12 million websites worldwide including the popular WordPress CMS (Content Management System), one would consider PHP more like the god of the world wide web.
PHP has been used in developing huge projects like Facebook and Wikipedia. It is reliable, flexible and has lots of features which has made it the best choice for content management systems like WordPress, Abante Cart and Open Cart.
When it comes to web development, PHP is considered to be the best not forgetting it’s a server scripting language.
When one talks about the internet, PHP is literally everywhere which makes it mandatory for any web development projects such as mobile apps, e-commerce sites and CMS platforms. It’s also open source and easy to learn.
Started in 1972, C was designed mainly to enable programmers to write in the UNIX operating system and has gone ahead to become one of the widely used programming languages in the world.
C operates at machine level making it possible for one to learn how a program interacts with hardware. Basically, one would say you are talking directly to a computer.
It is a stable and reliable programming language which works on nearly all computing platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Linux and many more. Big companies like Dropbox, eBay, and Spotify all use C programming including the Linux OS.
Apart from the above programming languages, other notable mentions include C++, Rust, Java, C# and Objective-C.
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre and Spur Magazine. He is also the co-founder of the Innovware project.
He is a freelance consultant passionate about tech, programming, games and entertainment.