Skip to comments.For Techies Only: What is the Best Programming Language to Learn in 2013?
Posted on 01/31/2013 6:50:58 PM PST by SeekAndFind
An interesting article caught my eye at jobstractor.com — the programming language trends review. The company analyzed more than 60,000 job vacancies during 2012 to produce a chart of the most sought-after technologies:
Despite developer complaints, demand for PHP and Java (server/Android) remains strong. You would also expect those jobs to require some SQL knowledge although that has a strong showing in its own right. ActionScript is a dying art so it’s rapidly falling off the chart.
(Excerpt) Read more at sitepoint.com ...
Every language is a tool. Decide what you like to create first, then learn which tool is best for that. But keep in mind that if you really want to master programming, learning the basic tools first (C, Java) can help you understand the intricacies of the more high-level tools. PHP has a gentle learning curve, but there’s a reason it’s not used in freshman programming courses; it’d be like learning to play pop songs on a synthesizer before learning to play classical music on a piano.
Ah, the language du jour, with a big side of buzzwords served over a huge pile of minutiae.
2) SQL stored procedure development for SQL Server, Oracle, or MySQL.
3) Python, Perl, or as similar cross-platform scripting language.
4) Java or C#.
As a working corporate developer, you need to master all four areas to rise above foreign competition.
Assembly language? Planning on adapting C to a new operating system?
Objective C? Please.
Our most common language for mobile is JQuery Mobile with Phonegap. I’m still using Perl.
just concatenate it with all the others...in some STEPLIB somewhere
PDP 10 or 6502 anyone?
Learn design patterns.
Learn MVVM AND MVC tier patterns.
Mobile: Java and Objective C
Games: C++ and Lua
Boring Corporate job that will get outsourced: C#/.net (kidding) :)
Powershell is killing VB.
I’m mostly just a plain old Java guy, myself, but I’ve enjoyed dabbling to varying degrees with C++, C#, ActionScript, Php, Perl, Assembler and a few others.
WATFIV!!! We need more Snoopy calendars.
No COBOL? There’s probably over 100 billion lines of code out there. The telecom billing systems are 100 million + lines. There’s also a surprising amount of assembly. Equifax’s consumer credit reporting system is IBM assembly with CICS and HTML user interfaces.
Thanks for lowering the average here, idiot.
Times are hard enough without infantile remarks.
I still have a few blank cards if I dig around in the right box.
Ha ha! I took FORTRAN in 1979 and remember the professor made us do one batch program on punch cards just for the hell of it. Like fraternity hazing, I think— I had mine, now you’ll get yours...
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