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As technology is greatly increasing, so is the demand for learning software and programming languages. As more educational institutions are incorporating coding languages into their programs, there has never been a better time to learn. While every language is different and has its own advantages and disadvantages, there are several that are perhaps the most advantageous to learn in the industry. So, if you’re considering a career in development, here are some of your tools of the trade!

Java

You’ve heard about it plenty a times before, but how well do you actually understand Java? Java is a programming language used to create and run applications. The point of Java is to download and use computer programs without the need for recompiling programs. Java works with any mobile or computer application that supports it. It works best for client oriented services and has over 9 million developers.

The reason for Java’s popularity is its “write once, run anywhere” model, giving a great deal of flexibility for developers using it. Sites meant to run on a variety of platforms, such as Netflix, are programmed in Java.

Javascript

Beginning web developers may make the mistake of assuming that Javascript is simply a variant of Java, though this is far from the truth. Javascript is one of the three core components of the World Wide Web, the other two being HTML and CSS. Javascript allows your websites to be interactive and allows for a swift and easy navigation through sites without having to switch screens. Much of the object-based functionality of webpages is built on Javascript; working with this language will allow you to stay on top of the latest website trends and is part of any web developer’s core competencies.

iOS SWIFT

If you haven’t heard of Swift, you’re in for a real treat. This iOS programming language is the latest clean version of making programming smooth and easy. It also allows users to play around and with the content and creation of an app without the time and hassle that is typically spent with building an app.

If you’ve read this blog at all in the past, you’ll know that I’ve been a huge fan of Swift since day one. It’s been great to see it evolve thanks to the contributions of various developers. It was created to replace Objective-C, Apple’s previous programming languages. See here for a more thorough breakdown of the differences between the two.

Ruby

Ruby is a must if you’re new to the world of coding. It is one of the easier languages to learn and is a lot less intimidating than most programs. With a simple syntax, Ruby begets swift understanding, reducing frustration and empowering developers to work in other languages as well.

C++

A large influence in other programming languages, including Java and C#, C++ is one of the most universal programming languages. With an emphasis on performance and efficiency, C++ requires a high level of skill from a programmed, but offers unparalleled control as a result. However, like other languages such as Javascript, C++ is an object-based language, and in fact builds directly on C, another widely-used language. As a result, there are plenty of C++ libraries available online for any inquiring programmer.