What Programming Language Should You Master Next?
If you're looking for the next step in your coding career, learning a new language is one of the best ways to get started.
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In the era of advanced technologies, constant development and acquisition of new skills are of paramount importance. We all need to keep abreast of innovations and advancements to keep up in the fast-paced world. So do programmers. No matter how experienced and skillful you are, there is always room for self-improvement, which is linked with mastering a new programming language. In this article, we’re going to talk about the most popular and in-demand languages worth learning next.
It comes as no surprise that good old Java still remains one of the most in-demand programming languages. Java programming language is rightly considered the backbone of countless applications across multiple platforms. We cannot imagine our life without Android, Adobe Flash, FreeHEP, Weka, ImageJ, ThinkFree, Minecraft, JPC, and lots of other tools, programs, and popular games created by means of Java. Java also proved to be indispensable for creating mobile scientific and educational software, as well as plagiarism checkers, in particular, those used by PapersOwl professionals. So, you’re into developing games and applications for various mobile platforms, you should definitely learn Java.
The C language falls into the category of “machine-level” languages, which means that if you venture to master it, you’ll learn not only a program language as such, but also gain an insight into how computers and software work together. As a result, you’ll b able to code more efficiently and master new programming languages easier in the future.
C#, in its turn, is popular with enterprise developers on the .NET platform. It is also a primary language for Unity 3D, a cross-platform real-time engine widely-used for indie and VR games.
C++ is a core programming language used for developing games, writing programs, creating OS and GUI applications. Some of the world’s top companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, and Adobe rely on C++ for creating their products. So, if you become proficient in any of the C languages, you can be sure that your skill will always be in high demand and high-paying.
More advanced programmers may opt for Rust, a general-purpose multi-paradigm compiled programming language released by Mozilla Foundation in 2010. It combines functional and procedural programming paradigms with an object-oriented system. The Rust language is rapidly gaining in popularity and constantly improving. In contrast to its C counterpart, Rust is memory-safe, which means that you won’t be bothered by memory errors. Any errors are eliminated at the compilation stage, before your code starts running. This makes the programming language in question quite difficult to master, but experienced programmers will appreciate the inherent performance improvements.
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