Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Which Programming Languages you should learn in 2018?

Learning New Programming Languages

A common question in the mind of developers is what new thing I should learn? Either the view is ‘I know enough’ or ‘there is too much to learn, and I am confused.' If you are the one who would like to know what new skills you should acquire, this blog is for you!


Have you heard of TypeScript open source Programming language by Microsoft? Yes! The good sign is big giants like Google, Apple and Microsoft also spend their time and money in developing some open source languages thinking about the long term benefits their platforms will have through this investment. This language is a superset of JavaScript, so don’t worry about something breaking your JavaScript code when you switch to TypeScript. You can use it on both client side and server side.


The general purpose Programming language Java is ruling the internet world since 1995! First Sun Microsystems designed and nurtured it for several years, and now Oracle is developing it further.

Knowing Java has another benefit! You don’t want to get into the fight between Google and Oracle, but if you know Java basics, you can learn Java for Android and start developing Mobile Applications as the market is hot there too! Understanding of Linux always helps if you are going to use any open source technologies.


With a strong name like Python, the general purpose programming language has entered the software development market in style in 1991 and stayed here. Easy to read code, writing fewer lines of code than other languages and design philosophy have made the experience unique for developers.


PHP is a name you will hear everywhere, and there is a reason. It is a famous server-side scripting language mainly used for web development. If you know PHP with some knowledge of MySQL DB and understand the WordPress website development platform, (written in PHP) you are good to work in the web development projects. PHP now stands for Hypertext Preprocessor and knowing PHP scripting is good for fetching data from servers for any applications and mobile Apps.

Ruby (on Rails Framework):

It takes some time to understand that Ruby is a name of a programming language and Rails is a framework! Ruby on Rails is always used as a single phrase where the Ruby is general purpose programming language which has originated in Japan. Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp languages influenced Ruby, and it works with all different platforms and paradigms. It is a good language for memory management.

C # (C Sharp):

You are looking for an iterative, declarative and strong object oriented programming language, then C Sharp is a great choice! It is another language by Microsoft and well-known to.Net developer community. It is again a general purpose programming language and can be used for any applications. Most recent version is 6.0, released in 2015.


Apple has made their contribution in the programming world by writing an advanced programming language for MacOS, iOS, and all Apple platforms along with Linux. It works with Apple’s Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks. The Objective-C programmers are switching to Swift, and if you have any plans to work on developing mobile Apps for iOS devices, you can start learning this language.

Keep Learning and Stay tuned with new programming languages!

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