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Top 5 Programming Languages to Learn in 2019

Imagine this: You want to learn to code. You’ve spent hours online trying to decide what language to learn, but there are just so many programming languages to learn! How could anyone possibly decide?

If you’ve ever felt like this, you’re definitely not alone. There are tons of people, including me, that want or have wanted to learn to code, that don’t know what programming languages to learn. After all, the programming language you choose determines what kind of jobs you open yourself up to. That’s why I made a list of the top 5 programming languages you should learn today!

These languages are not in any particular order, so feel free to choose the one that resonates with you the most.


Picture of you if you choose java as a programming language to learn
How you’ll learn Java

If you’ve done any research into programming, you’ve probably heard of Java. Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that was made by Sun Microsystems in 1995. Since then, it grew into the monster it is today. In fact, it’s the most commonly used programming language in the world. This is partly because of Java’s flexibility. Java has uses in science, web development, app development, and video games. Because of Java’s flexibility, tons of companies use it in their products, which makes Java jobs very in demand, and very rewarding. In fact, the average base salary of a Java developer is $91,000. Being the most used language in the world, Java has lots of resources online to learn, and tons of community support.


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What you’ll write when you learn Javascript

Javascript is the programming language of the web. If you’re looking to get into any kind of web development, learning Javascript is a must. The language is used in almost all websites on the web, including Google, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Wikipedia. Because of its web presence, there are also tons of good paying jobs for Javascript web developers. In fact, the average salary of a Javascript developer is $104,000. For the beginner developer, Javascript is an excellent choice. Many programming courses use Javascript as their main programming language, and there are lots of resources online to learn from.


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You when you’re learning Python

Python has had a huge popularity boost in the past few years. The language’s popularity in data science and machine learning and the rise in demand for data science, in general, has caused many people to pick up the language. Python is very beginner friendly and is easy to learn, read, and use. There are also tons of libraries made for python, which can let you make anything from a game to a neural network. If you’re interested in data science or looking to get into the data science field, knowing Python is a must. Data science jobs often have Python listed as a requirement. However, these jobs pay well, at an average salary of $116,000.


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What you can make with C++

C++, although hard to learn, has lots of commercial benefits. If you want to be a game developer, or a back end developer for a website, knowing C++ will greatly help you. Games run on C++, and many major websites like Google, Youtube, and Facebook have C++ running their websites in the background. C++ is very scalable and it can run on any operating system. Due to C++ being a low-level language, learning C++ will give you an understanding of how computers work on a low level. Although I don’t recommend it for beginners, C++ is a language that everyone should learn eventually.


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What you can make with C

If you’re up for a challenge, then C is the right language for you. C is a very low-level language, even lower than C++. As a result, if you can code in C, you will know how programs work on a very low level. Because it’s low level, it’s also a very simple language. Although this means some features like dynamic typing will not be available, and your code may be more prone to memory leaks, your code will be blazing fast. C has also influenced almost every other programming language today. This means that learning C is like learning a little part of every other programming language at once.

Now that you’ve learned about the best programming languages to learn, be sure to pick one that resonates with you. If my post helped you at all, be sure to share it on any social media you might have, like Facebook or Twitter. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, be sure to say them in the comment section, or email them to me.

I can’t wait to see you next time!

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