Best Programming Languages You Should Learn In 2016


The demand for STEM-related jobs has increased in recent years and as per reports from, there will be a requirement of 8.65 million STEM-related jobs in the United States. The educational institutions will be in shortage of producing software development professionals with required skills. If you are looking forward to a lucrative career in STEM-related jobs, here is a list of Programming languages which you should learn.

Best Programming Languages Which You Should Know

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1. SQL

SQL stands for Structured Query Language and it is a query language. SQL is used by various organizations, banks, educational institutions and others to analyze data. SQL is present in Android-powered smartphones, iOS devices, and various mobile apps.


Needless to say, Java is one of the most popular programming languages in the world, 7 billion devices around the world are powered by Java. Java is used to develop various native Android apps, desktop apps, and games. Java is used by various big companies like Netflix and Amazon which requires high-level security.

3. JavaScript

JavaScript is a dynamic programming language of HTML and the world wide web. JavaScript is compatible with browsers like Safari and Firefox and is used by almost all websites to create interactive effects.


The JavaScript code can be inserted in HTML and can be processed by the client web browser. JavaScript is used to create mobile apps, games, and amazing graphics.

4. Ruby on Rails

Ruby is an open-source scripting language designed by Yukihiro Matsumoto, also known as Matz. Ruby on Rails is the framework of Ruby language and does not require much of coding.

Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular programming languages to learn. Many of the top sites which include Twitter, Hulu,  and Airbnb have been built on Rails.

5. Python

Python is an object-oriented programming language which is easy to learn as compared to C++ and Java. Python has gained popularity because of its clear syntax and readability.

Python is being used to create web apps, desktop apps and is mostly used by data engineers to process data. Pinterest, Instagram, Google are some of the top sites which have been built on Python.

6. PHP

PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor and is a server-side scripting language used to create dynamic web pages written in HTML. PHP is a free and open-source programming language which has been used to create popular websites like WordPress, Facebook, and Tumblr.

7. Swift

Swift is the new programming language introduced by Apple in the year 2015 for iOS which is fast, safe and interactive. Swift is open-source compatible with Objective-C used to build apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch. Companies like LinkedIn, Uber and IBM are shifting to Swift.

There are reports, Google is also planning to make Android apps based on Swift programming language by Apple.

8. C++

C++ is a general-purpose object-oriented programming language developed by Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs. Languages like Java, PHP are being influenced by C++ and C++ is used in gaming. The programming language of C++ is highly recommended by programmers as it has high performance.

Learning programming language is not an easy job, you need to first find simple tutorials on writing codes. There are plenty of tutorials online to get you started!






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  1. Alex Penman-Hayes May 24, 2016

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