Programming just like any other language is always evolving. They come and go with some of them blazing bright before fading into obscurity.
Take Pascal for instance. It was a powerhouse during the 70’s to the 80’s and was designed to teach the concepts of structured language. Pascal declined because programmers adopted C++ . Sure, there is still a number of diehard Pascal fans but its glory days are done.
One of the great things about programming is that once you learn how to do it, it is very easy to learn a new language. But which languages will be in-demand in the future?
Here’s a short view of what we think will be popular programming languages in the future.
Go is an open language created by Google in 2007. It was designed to create simple and reliable apps quickly making it a good choice for minimal web applications.
The best thing about Go is that it has many features that can run concurrently with other functions and channels and allows them to communicate with each other on how best to complete a task. This means that Go can easily scale with ease.
Just like many Google tools, Go was built to be easy to understand. It is simple which is why it is one of the fastest growing programming languages during the last few years. This is a good choice to learn especially if you want to harness the power of the language that powers most of Google.
R has been around since 1995 but its popularity has spiked in recent years. R is used by Facebook, Google and the pharmaceutical company Pfizer.
R is an open-sourced language designed by statisticians and scientists. It was built for complex statistical analysis while being easily understandable to those without programming skills. This language is being used by corporations racing to cash in on big data since it allows statisticians to do complicated analyses without having to know about difficult programming languages and systems.
It is often described as a turbo charged Microsoft Excel.
Arduino is an open-sourced electronic platform which includes a programmable circuit board (a.k.a Arduino board) and an IDE (integrated development environment) that’s used to write code for the board.
Arduino has been used to build robots, 3D printers, launch satellites and create musical instruments. It is accessible for students, beginners and hobbyists and advanced users. It is compatible with Windows, Linux and MacOSX.
Python is one of the easiest languages to learn and is fun to work with. It resembles English so it’s very readable. This is why Python has replaced Java as a learning language and has become the most commonly taught language in the US.
Best of all, Python is adaptable so it can be used in web apps and data analysis. Websites like Instagram, NASA, Reddit and Pinterest use Python.
Swift was invented by Apple in 2014 but has gained enough traction to be a language of the future.
It was built for OS X and iOS developers and is tailored towards app creation. Best of all, it can be seamlessly incorporated into Objective-C so Swift can enhance existing apps.
If you know C++, Swift is easy to pick-up.
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