Five Languages to Learn as a Java Programmer
Here are the five languages you MUST learn as a Java developer!
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As a programmer, you want to explore new things. Learning a new language gives you a different perspective when solving problems.
So what are the five languages that a Java developer must explore?
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Learn Functional Programming and Modularity in Java 8/9+
Java is still one of the most popular programming languages around in the world today.
Whether you want to build web applications, Android apps, or microservices-based applications, Java provides you with a lot of great options. With the evolution of Android and Spring Boot, the development of mobile and web applications using Java has become a lot easier.
With Java 8, a number of functional programming features were introduced, which were further enhanced in Java 9.
Modularity was also introduced in Java 9. As a Java developer, we recommend you to start by focusing on getting familiar with functional programming concepts and building modular applications with Java.
Did you know that the first version of Python was actually released two years prior to Java!?
Python is by no means a new language; it's been around for over two decades. Python allows you to do structured, object-oriented, and functional programming. And, Python makes it easy to write readable code.
Python contains several powerful data structures, and the Python style guidelines are very interesting indeed! Python has several powerful features that make it the language of choice in fields such as data science, machine learning, data analytics, and more
Python is definitely our pick among these programming languages.
Check Out Kotlin
Kotlin is a JVM-based language that provides very simple programming constructs, which makes coding simple.
Kotlin is now a supported language to develop applications using the Android framework and the Spring/Spring Boot Frameworks.
If you are a Java programmer looking to learn a new language, Kotlin might be a good option. If you're wishing to learn more, check out this DZone Refcard on Getting Started With Kotlin.
Pick Up Scala
Scala is a functional programming language that is also JVM-based. If you want to learn to start learning pure functional-style code, Scala is the way to go.
In this video below, we looked at five languages that we recommend to all Java developers interested in learning a new programming language.
Do check out the video below to learn more as to why these languages are so useful:
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