One skill that is becoming increasingly more important as each day passes, is learning how to construct a computer program. Computers today have eased their way into every facet of our lives. Whether it be a computer on your bike, or computers used in industries or computers in aircrafts. Computers are integral to most organisations today, especially for those with big ambitions. Pen and paper has almost but gone, as people now write things down on some form of computer device, whether it be their mobile phone, tablet or laptop computer.
The programming community, as a result, has started to expand to meet the demand. There are various new programming languages being added to the scene, all with their own specialty, to meet this new demand. Whether you’re a beginner, looking to learn game development, or interested in web programming, there is a language specifically targeted for you.
Below I’ve outlined 4 of the most popular programming languages around today:
So if you’re interested in learning a programming language, you can’t go wrong with this one.
C++ is a very old language, created in 1983 as a superset of the C language. It was developed to provide object orientated programming capabilities and is used primarily in the development of services, whether it be e-commerce sites, games, hardware devices, device drivers, telecommunities, audio devices, space probes and much more.
C++ is a very powerful and useful language for you to learn.
Java as a programming language has been at the head of the pack, for at least the past two decades. Java, just like C++ is an objected orientated language, and is very powerful. Java is a much simpler version of C++ though, as it uses additional features like automatic memory allocation, which makes it easier to use.
Java is platform independent or cross-platform compatible, depending on your specifications. This means it can be used to code for just about anything, whether it’s low level coding, which you can then execute on any platform that uses the Java Virtual machine.
Java is essentially the basis of which Android operating system is built on, and is chosen by the vast majority of fortune 500 companies for the creation of back-end applications.
There are so many reasons why someone might want to learn this language, whether it’s because they would like to get into application programming for large scale companies or working for a small mobile-based company, Java has its usages.
PHP was originally created, to maintain the Personal Home Page for Rasmus, but was quickly adopted by other individuals. Today, over 80% of websites on the globe use some form of PHP on their websites.
PHP stands for Hypertext Pre-processor, and is a programming language with general-purpose application. It’s a scripting language, which is server-side and is used primarily to create HTML based websites. It’s widely used and very popular, because it’s easy, free and cheap to get to grips with, especially for new programmers.
If you’re new to web development, then you can’t go wrong with PHP. Programmers use it mainly to add a dynamic component to their websites and images. It’s ranked number 4, because of its wide functionality. PHP also works very well with content management systems like WordPress.
One of the downsides to this programming language is that PHP implements can deteriorate site performance, causing it to load a lot slower.