Top Programming Languages 2017

Top Programming Languages to learn in 2017

With the development of wide-ranging programming languages, choosing which languages to learn gets difficult.

So, how do we judge which are the top programming languages for the year 2017? Though all the languages have their own importance, industries demand some languages to an extent greater than the others.

For that, we have gone through some research and collected data from some sources as well. But remember if a language is more preferred than the other in the list, it does not imply the preferred language is in anyway superior or overpowering the latter one.

In accordance with the research done, these are the TOP PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES of 2017:

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  1. Java:

    It is a general purpose object oriented programming language. Java is a platform independent language as Java programs are complied into bytecode which run on JVM(Java Virtual Machine). To download Java, click here

    Java 8 has introduced a lot of new features, like lambda expressions, functional programming, stream and much more. To have a detailed knowledge of these features, do refer this course.

  2. Javascript:

    It is a high level, dynamic and interpreted programming language. It is among the core programming constructs used by WWW and almost all websites use it and is supported by all web browsers. To write in Javascript, you need a Web browser and an text or HTML editor and then code in Javascript, saving it with .js extension.

  3. C:

    It is a general purpose, static and structured programming language. C is divided into structures called functions. It follows Top Down approach as it focuses mainly on how a procedure is carried out i.e. in programming terms it focuses on functions. To work with C, you need to download a C Compiler. For Windows, Turbo C is one of the most famous compiler. You can download it by clicking here. For link you can download GNU GCC from here

  4. C++: 

    It is a general purpose, static and object oriented programming language. It follows Bottom Up approach as its main focus is data/object rather than the function performed. For C++ in windows, you can either download Turbo C++ by clicking here or use Visual Studio

  5. Python: 

    It is a general purpose, high level, dynamic and interpreted programming language. It focuses on code readability and on expressing a program in fewer lines of code. You can download the new Python 3.4 by clicking here
    Some of the frameworks used with Python are Django, Pyramid, CherryPy

  6. PHP: 

    It is a server side scripting language. PHP was primarily designed for web development but nowadays it is used as a general purpose programming language as well. You can download PHP from here

  7. C#: 

    Pronounced as C Sharp, it is a general purpose, object oriented as well as function oriented programming language. It was developed by Microsoft with its .NET framework. You can download it from here

  8. Objective C: 

    It is a general purpose, object oriented programming language. It is mainly used by Apple for IOS and OS X. Objective C uses Foundation Framework that defines its base layer. For windows, you can download by clicking here

  9. MATLAB:

    It is mainly used for technical computing. MATLAB is a multi paradigm programming language. It combines programming, computation and visualization in a user friendly environment. MATLAB can run on Visual Studio 2010 or later. It can be download MATLAB from here

  10. Swift: 

    It is a general purpose, compiled and multi paradigm programming language developed by Apple inc. for IOS and OS X. It works with Apple’s Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks. Swift was created due to disadvantages of Objective C like not supporting operator overloading, no safety of override methods defined by the class itself or another category. Swift works faster than Objective C. You can download it by clicking here

The above list is made from a collected data of many well known researches, namely:

  1. TIOBE Index:

    It is a programming company that measures the popularity by TIOBE programming community index


    It is a competitive platform that provides tons of programming and hiring challanges

  3. PYPL:

    It stands for Popularity of Programming Language Index. PYPL analysis how often a language is searched for in Google


  5. Stackoverflow:

    It is a question answer website and generates the list by the most number of questions asked on that language

But, does this imply that the use of other programming languages has completely wiped off? No, this just means that the need of the hour has changed a little.