Code is the “newest foreign language” that students of all ages want to learn. But, even though we hear the words “Python” and “Java” being thrown around, most of us don’t really know what they mean or what the differences are. Here is our handy guide to the 10 most currently popular coding languages, and what you need to know about them:
- Python – a popular and versatile coding language, that derives less from C than the languages below. It is considered to be a language designed to be easy to read and decipher. However, it is also considered to be a slow language that takes more time to write with. It serves as a very good language for analytical and statistical purposes.
- Java – considered the most widely used coding language and heavily influenced by C and also C++. It is an ‘object-oriented’ language, which is a very common programming concept/style. Mostly used to build applications.
- C# – one of the most popular coding languages used for mobile applications, game development, and enterprise software.
- C++ – widely used language in a professional and academic settings. Considered versatile because it can be used to fit different programming styles. I’d say that most people use the ‘object-oriented’ style of C++. Heavily influenced by C. Used to build systems and applications (which run in top of systems).
- R – this programming language is primarily used by statisticians to develop statistical software and support data analysis.
- Objective-C – the coding language that is used to develop all Apple systems and mobile apps. The popularity of iPhone’s and iPad’s have made Objective-C a highly in-demand language. It is recommended that you have an understanding of C before learning Objective-C.
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