Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Top 10 Programming Languages You Should Learn

There are thousands of programming languages out there. Many are aimed at a particular industry with a particular purpose. But what makes a programming language popular? I would venture to say that the top programming languages would stand out for their job marketability and wide use, and developer support.

There is no point in being stagnant. No programmer worth his salt sticks to one tool set. We have to change in this ever changing world. What was good yesterday is not good today.

There is just so much competition out there that one has to be prepared for almost every opportunity. Its a sad thing when you have to turn down a job because you are not familiar with a mainstream language.

So what are the most popular programming languages?

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5 comments:

Supbar said...

I'm interested in Java. But my friends said it quite hard to learn. Please give your opinion about Java Programming Language.

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Supbar said...

I'm interested in Java. But my friends said it quite hard to learn. Please give your opinion. Thanks.

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Robert Bravery said...

@SupBar,

Difficult to answer. It really depends on you as a person. Any programming language can be difficult or easy to learn depends on your background and skill level.

Java syntax is very similar to C++ and C#. But in my opinion not as difficult as C++.
However, It is a little more complicated than Visual Basic. But the again this is all up to personal preference.

My recommendation is to learn C# or PHP.

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Supbar said...

Thanks for your recommendation. How about Flex/Action script programming? Which is to choose between PHP and Flex/ActionScript?
Thanks.

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Robert Bravery said...

@Supbar,

Flex/Actionscript is a Scripting language for Flash. Unless you want to develop flash websites or flash plugins, it will be of no worth.

It cannot be compared to PHP. If that is your choice, then my suggestion is to go with PHP.

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