Everyone wants to stay ahead of the curve. With the ever-changing revolution of technology, frameworks, languages and coding infrastructures come and go. In this year’s Stack Overflow survey, over 64,000 developers reported on their most commonly used languages. Take it from them: these are the languages that you should learn if you want to level up your coding skills and get a great career.
The Five Best Programming Languages to Learn in 2017
- Used by 62.5% of surveyed developers
- Full-time jobs available on Indeed.com: 35,204
- Learn it at Bloc, Metis, or Flatiron
- Used by 39.7% of surveyed developers
- Full-time jobs available on Indeed.com: 59,748
- Learn it at DaVinci Coders or Grand Circus
Java is a class-based, object-oriented language that is designed to be used on all platforms, operating systems, and devices. You’ll find that all Android applications are built in Java – as well as desktop applications and video games.
- Used by 32.0% of surveyed developers
- Full-time jobs available on Indeed.com: 40,258
- Learn it at Code Fellows, Galvanize, or NYC Data Science Academy
Python is a high-level programming language. It’s used in a lot of web frameworks and 3D software applications. It closely resembles the English language, so a lot of people pick it as their first language to learn.
Sources: Stackoverflow.com, Indeed.com
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