Best Programming Language to Learn for Job Opportunities

Top 5 Programming Languages to get a job.

#5 is C#. C# is developed by Microsoft and is used for everything from Windows applications, Website development, Web apps to Game development. In India, a lot of service-based companies like Infosys, TCS, Wipro use C# as a part of Enterprise Solution for their clients. So if you are looking to get selected in one of these companies then knowing C# helps. Now, how easy is it to learn? I’d say that if you are a beginner it might take 2-3 months but if you are already familiar with Java or C++ then C# can be pretty simple. Start with any Free course on Udemy, where you can start learning all of these programming languages including C#

On # 4, we have Java. You can love it or hate it but Java is the most common programming language used around the world by both service-based companies and product-based companies. It is used to build Android apps, Games, Web apps but you should never be content by just learning the basics of Java. Keep adding some frameworks to your skillsets, like Spring, Hibernate or even the latest Google Guice. And if you are looking to enter the BigData space then learning frameworks like Apache Spark and Hadoop helps. The best part about Java is that it has great community support which means, if you are a beginner then you can find a lot of help online.

On #3 we have Python. It started as a scripting language but now it is used for nearly everything. like Web development, Game Development, Computer Vision. You can use Python for Data Science, for Machine Learning. Netflix telling you what to stream next… that is Python. Amazon recommending you what to buy… that is Python. These days in many engineering colleges in India, Python is taught like a first language which is both a good thing and a bad thing. Good because more people learn a language, bigger the community gets. Bad because more people know the language, the bigger the competition is. Either way, Python is pretty easy to learn. But if you want to have an edge in the job market then along with Python learn various machine learning frameworks as well like.. TensorFlow, SciKit Learn, Natural Language Toolkit.

#2 is JavaScript. JavaScript is used to make webpages dynamic. So instead of having static webpages that just sit there and do nothing.. thanks to JavaScript, a webpage can now react to user actions, ask questions to visitors! When your Facebook timeline updates on your screen or Google suggests terms when you type a few letters in your search bar, that is JavaScript in action. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! The modern one-page Gmail application is built using Angular and other JS frameworks. So JavaScript in itself is pretty easy to learn but also learn a front-end framework like Angular, React and back-end framework like NodeJS and Express because when you become a full-stack JavaScript developer, then you can really upgrade your salary. And if you are new to JavaScript, you might want to start with learning TypeScript which is a syntactical superset of JavaScript and has been designed to develop large applications. Now, before I tell you the

#1 programming language this year, here are 2 special mentions. Rust and GoLang. Both of them are young programming languages used widely today. Both these languages were developed to be as efficient as C++ but simpler to write, read, deploy. Go was developed at Google and Rust was developed at Mozilla. There are a lot of developers out there debating which one is better but industry experts suggest that Go focuses on simplicity and uniformity and RUST provides the greater controlling ability. So if you are looking to pick-up a new programming language it’s really for you to decide, which one you’d like to pick. Now the #1 programming language for today is DART! And I’ll tell you why! According to GitHub’s Octoverse Report, the fastest-growing language is DART with a whopping 532%. Dart and Flutter go hand-in-hand and both are developed by Google. Flutter is a mobile app SDK and what makes it so desirable is that allows you to write an app in a single codebase and compile to both Android and iOS. And Dart is the programming language used to develop Flutter apps. Dart is easy to learn and programmers who are already familiar with Java, JS, C#.. can start programming in Dart almost immediately. So if you are up for it… go learn Dart and Flutter because even though it is relatively new, it has already been adopted by Alibaba, GoogleAds and currently a lot of startups are looking for Flutter developers.

So those were the top 5 programming languages of the year. Start-ups are picky about you knowing new technologies but well-established companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft are okay with the training you as long as your Problem-Solving skills are strong. So today’s Bonus Tip is this. Practise Data Structures and Algorithms because every programmer will ask you to solve either a Stack, Queues, LinkedList or a Sorting problem using a programming language that you know best.