In our very techno-centric world today, it’s an advantage for anyone to know (or learn) a programming language. Sure, there are drag and drop website builders easily accessible to anyone who wants to build his/her own website but to actually know how to code is very different and a skill that is in demand and can get you the big bucks is you know what you’re doing.
So for this article, we are going to look at the Top 3 Programming Languages a beginner can learn and why these languages are popular today.
First up is Ruby
Ruby closely resembles the English language which makes it the easiest programming language for beginners to learn. It is based on Ruby on Rails framework which is designed to work with database, web pages and web services.
Some of features that make Ruby ideal as a beginner’s first programming language are the following:
- Everything is treated as an object. This means that anything written using Ruby (every information and code) can have their own actions and properties.
- Flexibility – Programmers are given the freedom to alter any part of their code at any given time. Since Ruby is almost like writing in English, any word, number or symbol can be used in writing Ruby code.
- Simple User-Interface – No complicated rules to follow, just straightforward English-like codes.
Airbnb, Bloomberg, Hulu, and Shopify are just some of the popular website which have been coded using Ruby.
Third on our list is Python
Python is the developers’ choice to create desktop and web apps. A lot of universities include Python in their curriculum as their students’ first programming language. Because Python’s has strong points in bio-informatics, data analysis and scientific computing, it is extremely popular in the academe.
You should learn Python because of the following:
- Easy To Learn:Python’s simple syntax language makes it extremely easy to master. No complicated and hard to remember language system to remember or memorize.
- Open Source:Python is free and you can get a copy anywhere from the web. It also has a great support community where you can find all the resources you need to learn the language.
- Minimalist : Similar to Ruby, Python is also has an English-like structure making it very easy to code. With this characteristic, users can focus on the coding rather than the programming language’s syntax.
Websites like Dropbox, Google, Instagram and Pinterest have been created using Python.
Not everyone is cut out to be a web wizard/developer but today’s technology commands us to learn or to have an idea about how the internet works and how these programming languages affect the sites we visit daily. It is also to our advantage if we know even just one programming language because competition in an IT environment is fierce. Having a working knowledge of a programming language could be the key to our next big paying job.
So, these are our top three programming languages to learn for 2016. By learning any one of these, you will not be left behind as technology takes its quantum leap and bound.
After reading our article, which one would you choose?
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