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Top 5 Programming Languages To Learn In 2020

Hey friend currently, there are various programming languages in the market right now. But which language is suitable in 2020 to land you to a high salary job? Are you confused?

Don’t worry, I have explained all the top 5 programming languages in an easy way, that you can learn in the year 2020 to grab your dream job.

1. Python

Python is the first choice of anyone who wants to learn programming from the beginning because it is the well-formatted and an easy to write and programming language currently in the market. One interesting about this language is that you can write heavy web applications with less code as compared to other programming languages.

“Sounds great, right?”

Now, Its time to tell you something cool about this programming language. Python is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. It was first released in 1991. For the unknows, Python uses a very clear programming syntax with the proper use of whitespaces.

It is also an OOP(Object Oriented Programming) language, which enables the programmers to write effective and clear code for large scale enterprises.

“I’m sure Java lovers are going to love Python too”

Python is relatively easy for the programmers as well as for beginners because most of the syntax is the same just like in other programming languages and is used in an easy way.

“You’ll be amazed to know that the social networking site Reddit is entirely written in Python”

Python is known to be an easily readable language. The formatting of this language is visually uncluttered, and it often uses English keywords while other languages use punctuation and curly braces. Semicolons after the statements are also optional.

“One syntax error ignored, Hurray!”

Have you ever imagined that How Python identifies and separates the coding blocks if it doesn’t use curly braces? The simple answer to this question is that Python uses whitespace indentation to separate and identify various coding blocks. The increase and decrease of the indentation tell the starting and end of the blocks.

“This shows the intelligence of this programming language. That’s why it is majorly used in ML and AI”

Uses of Python Programming Language:

According to Wikipedia, “Since 2003, Python has consistently ranked in the top ten most popular programming languages in the TIOBE Programming Community Index where, as of December 2018, it is the third most popular language (behind Java, and C). It was selected as the Programming Language of the Year in 2007, 2010, and 2018.”

Python is hugely used in Data Science, Robotics, web applications, scientific computing, Natural Language Processing, Information, and cybersecurity, etc.

Jobs and Salary of Python Developers:

You can easily get a job as a full stack developer, data scientist, back end developer, cybersecurity professionals in organizations like Google, Nasa, Wikipedia, Amazon, Facebook, CERN, etc.

The average salary of the python programmers is between $110,021-$121,443 per annum in the US.

2. Java

I am damn sure that you have heard this name before and believe me it is one of my favorite programming languages before the release of Python. I am also a big Java fan.

“Java is one of the highly demanded languages in various tech industries and organizations for many years since its release in the year 1995”

It is a general-purpose programming language that is object-oriented, class-based, and designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. Its ‘write once, run anywhere’ feature makes it hugely famous among the developers.

According to Github, Java was one of the most popular programming languages in 2019 for its use in particularly for client-server web applications, with a whopping support base of 9 million developers.

“Java support community is huge as you can see from the above facts and numbers”

For a C/C++ developer, it will take a couple of weeks to learn Java as most of the syntax is similar to that in C and C++. But for a beginner, it can be a burden if the beginning concepts are not cleared properly.

“So beginners, be cautious!”

Uses of Java Programming Language:

For the unknowns, I would like to tell you that Java is the key programming language used in Android OS which you use in your smartphones. Android SDK uses Java extensively and Java serves as the base for many Android applications.

Java==Google || Google==Java, Only programmers allowed:)”

Other than Google (Android), Java is also used in organizations like Uber, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc. for creating Mobile Apps, Web Apps, Enterprise Apps, Scientific Apps, and Desktop Apps.

Jobs and Salary of Java Developers:

You can easily get a job in these companies as a Java developer, Full stack developer, and a back end developer with an average salary of $47,169-$106,610 per annum in the US.

3. JavaScript

In my list, JavaScript holds the third spot. But you can’t ignore its importance. It is much widely required and used in large organizations for creating interactive web applications and web pages. JavaScript is a high-level, multi-paradigm, just-in-time compiled programming language that conforms to the ECMAScript specification.

“Apart from HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the core technologies of the World Wide Web”

It enables interactive web pages and is also an essential part of web applications. The majority of websites on the internet use JavaScript extensively, and major web browsers also have a dedicated JavaScript engine to execute its syntax and working efficiently.

This is the language that is continuously evolving. This can be proved by a fact that earlier it was only used on the client-side interface but now it can also be used in server-side apps.

“In simple words, JavaScript is the language of web followed by HTML and CSS”

Uses of JavaScript Programming Language:

JavaScript is extensively used in Web Apps, Web Development, Server Apps, Web Servers, Modern console games, Smartwatch Apps, etc.

There are various famous organizations that are using JavaScript in building their enterprise applications. Some of them are PayPal, Netflix, Groupon, Facebook, Google, eBay, etc.

Jobs and Salary of JavaScript Developers:

If you managed to learn JavaScript along with HTML and CSS, you can get a job in these companies as a Full-stack web developer and as a front end developer for an average salary of $114,777 per year in the US.

4. C/C++

C and C++ is the first Programming Language that you have learned in your school and college days for sure. If anyone wants to build a strong foundation in programming and computer science, then he/she must start with C or C++.

“This is the universal truth. No arguments please:)”

C and C++ are one of the most powerful and fast Programming Language even after so many years. Therefore, developers use C++ extensively in game development.

“Because a small delay in-game can ruin the whole gaming experience and your dream to win a Chicken Dinner!”

Memory management is better in C/C++ than in any other programming languages, therefore most of the popular games and software are build with C/C++. Major operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Ubuntu, etc. are also built with C/C++.

Uses of C/C++ Programming Language:

C/C++ is used for building operating systems, embedded software, autonomous cars, medical technologies, etc. Various big organizations like Microsoft, Oracle, PayPal, LinkedIn are using C/C++ for the development of various applications and software.

Jobs and Salary of C/C++ Developers:

As a C/C++ developer, you can get a job in these companies as a full stack developer, Backend developer, Game developer, QA Engineer, and a Software developer with an average salary of $117,614 per year in the US.

5. Swift

This programming language is for those who want to get a dream job at Apple or who loves to build Apple’s applications. If you want to become an Apple developer, then this programming language is for you only. Earlier objective C was the major language used for the development of the Apple apps but Swift is the first choice for Apple developers, since its release in the year 2014.

Swift is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm, compiled programming language and is used to develop a variety of software and applications for macOS, tvOS, watchOS, iPadOS, and iOS.

“Swift supports many core concepts associated with Objective-C like notably dynamic dispatch, extensible programming, and widespread late binding”

Uses of Swift Programming Language:

Swift is generally used for developing Apple software and applications. This is the programming language that is currently evolving and is hugely required by various big organizations like Uber, Slack, Lyft, N26, 9GAG, Asana, Square, and Apple (of course)!

Jobs and Salary of Swift Developers:

As a Swift developer, you can get a job in these big companies for the average salary of $90,551 per year for Application Developer to $125,439 per year for iOS Developer in the US.

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