Programmers are in high demand these days–their fluency in coding language is invaluable. Knowing various programming languages is a no-brainer for engineers, but a basic understanding of the languages can benefit anyone, even if you’re not looking to become a master coder. Grasping some general understanding of coding can help you make the right hires for your business needs, communicate better with the engineers on your team, and prevent any awkward misunderstandings (Ruby isn’t a gem, and Java isn’t an excellent cup of coffee). Plus, with the high salaries earned for coding, you might want to consider it for a future career move! So what do you need to know?
Here are the 10 most popular programming languages:
Java is top pick as one of the most popular programming languages, used for building server-side applications to video games and mobile apps. It’s also the core foundation for developing Android apps, making it a favorite of many programmers. With its WORA mantra (write once, run anywhere), it’s designed to be portable and run happily across multiple software platforms. I first got started with Java server programming back in 1999–it was so exciting, I actually wrote a few books about it. Java is everybody’s pal!