Getting started on programming is now wiser and more relevant than ever before. With traditional labor jobs being rapidly replaced by technological progression, programming is a trending profession that can be highly profitable for those that spend enough of their time to learn how to do it properly. Learning how to program though, can be achieved in so many different ways today, that newbies may find themselves lost in a world of overwhelming and often contradicting information.
The first thing that an aspiring programmer has to do is to choose the language he/she is intending to learn. There are many different programming languages created for different purposes. To be able to choose the right language for a purpose, one has to consider what the to-be-developed project will be, and on what platforms it will be required to run. Here’s a list of the five most popular programming languages in 2015, for every purpose:
- I want to start easy and build something that works everywhere. – Learn Python
Python is one of the easiest to learn programming languages that is widely used in many sectors (technical, scientific, simulative, education, web design, artificial intelligence). Big tech companies require the knowledge of Python from their employees so if you dream of landing a job on Facebook or Google, learning Python will be obligatory. If it is web design you are interested in, Python can deliver through Django.
- I want to write code that runs on Apple devices. – Learn Swift
Swift is a modern sophisticated programming language aimed at Apple iOS and OSX platforms. Having been released in 2014, this language is young but is trending very well, thanks to its advanced features and rich documentation. It combines the beneficial characteristics of 10 other languages including Ruby, C#, Python and Haskell.
- I want my code to run on Microsoft devices. – Learn C#
While Microsoft isn’t the leader in computing anymore, the marketing share of Windows remains the highest of all. Add Windows mobile users and you have the largest customer pool available right now. 2015 won’t change that and C# remains the number one choice for everyone that wants to develop tools that run on Microsoft platforms. From powerful desktop applications to stunning 3D games, C# can create everything, including web interfaces with .NET framework.
- I just want to make money! – Learn Java
Java is the most widely used programming language and also the one that enjoys the biggest demand. It is now mostly used for Android applications and games development which will remain a growing market in 2015. It is also highly suitable for enterprise level on-line services/applications. Java is highly portable and can work in any platform, often without the need for even minor adjustments to the code. On the bad side, it is a bit hard to master, but hey you want to make money right?