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2016 Versus 2017 Best Languages (And Where to Learn Them)

As technology ebbs and flows, the languages that build applications and websites change to reflect growing demand for security, versatility, and device compatibility. Keeping up with the in-demand languages is vital for any technology-savvy individual – especially someone who wants to build a career in tech. Look at the top programming languages of 2016, and compare them to the top programming languages of 2017, according to our partner Coding Dojo. We've also included our insight into what languages will emerge in the near future.

TOP PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES OF 2016

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1. SQL

  • Fun fact: SQL stands for Structured Query Language and is used to communicate with a database.
  • Learn it at Code Fellows or Galvanize!
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2. Java

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3. Python

  • Fun fact: The language is named after the television show Monty Python's Flying Circus.
  • Learn it at Coding Dojo or The Tech Academy!
  • What is Python? Learn more about Python here.
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4: Ruby

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5: PHP

  • Fun fact: There are about 5 million PHP developers worldwide.
  • Learn it at CodeUp or Epicodus!

TOP PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES OF 2017

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1. SQL

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2. Java

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3. Python

  • Fun fact: Java was originally designed for interactive television.
  • Learn it at PDX Code Guild or Metis!
  • What is Python? Learn more about Python here.
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4. JavaScript

  • Fun fact: Almost every website uses JavaScript.
  • Learn it at Hack Reactor!
  • What is JavaScript? Learn more about JavaScript here.
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5: C++

EMERGING LANGUAGES FOR 2018

1. Swift: As an alternative to Objective C, Swift is Apple’s newest coding language for the Mac and iPhone.

2. .NET: Visual Basic .NET, developed by Microsoft, continues to release features and is seen in more and more large-scale applications.

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