Different programming languages

programmingProgramming is only a hobby for some, but most people with the skill try to make a profession out of it. Itís used to make apps, websites and much more. In order to program, you need a programming language. Read more about programming languages in this article.

Programming isn’t easy as pie, but it can be if you put a lot of effort into it. A lot of programming is practicing, reading up on languages, and even more practicing. The more you practice your programming skills, the more you will understand about the languages you are using and why you’re using them in such a way. In this article you can read up on some languages, in case you don’t know which one to learn first. Don’t worry; if none of these speak to you, there are literally hundreds of languages out there. We’re sure you’ll find one to your liking.

C Language, the building block of other languages

If you want to make a living off of programming, don’t just learn one language. Learn multiple languages. The more you know, the more people will want to hire you. The easiest way to going about learning multiple languages that you can use to program is to learn the “C Language.” This language is referred to as the building block of other languages, such as Java and Python.


When we’re talking about programming, we’re also talking about programming languages. You see, programming is basically just talking. In order to talk, one must speak a language. It goes the same way for programming. A programming language is a manner of digital speech in which you can speak when you program. One of these languages is Java. Java is an object based programming language that’s not only used on the internet, but also in apps and games. Android is also entirely programmed in the Java language, and what’s more important is that Java is not confined to just one platform; Java can be run on iOS, Android, Windows, Linux and more. Some might say this language, developed by Sun Microsystems in the 90’s, is one of the easiest programming languages to learn.


Alright, so you’ve read up on the “C Language.” Do you think you’re ready to move on to a more intermediate language? If your answer is yes, then why not try to learn C++? C++ is the language that is used for Firefox and several Adobe programs, so if you’re looking for app design software… it’s probably coded in C++. It’s also not uncommon that some videogames are programmed with C++. Although C++ was originally designed to enhance the C Language, it has become a well-known language on its own.


Wow, programmers really love the letter C, don’t they? C#, pronounced “C-sharp,” is a language developed by Microsoft. It was supposed to be a multi-paradigm language, but turned into more of a do-it-all language as time passed. Microsoft uses it in a lot of their Windows programs and platforms. If you’re looking to only develop apps or games for Windows, you might come across this language as a requirement to even begin programming.


No, we’re not talking about the snake. We’re talking about the scripting language that is used primarily for apps and websites. Python gets recommended for beginners a lot, because it’s really easy to read and the syntax for it is rather compact. A “compact syntax” means that you can use less lines of code to achieve something than in any other language. Instagram and Pinterest are based on Python. Even NASA uses it!


Just like Python, Ruby is a language designed to be super easy to write. It’s object oriented and used for scripting apps and websites. Not a whole lot of websites or apps use Ruby, but it’s still a good language to learn if you’re new to the game and want to have a language under your belt. Ruby is used in the Shopify and Groupon websites.


Ah, Javascript. It’s different than Java, but only by a little. We’ve all had our browsers crash on us and blame it on Javascript, so you must’ve heard of it. It used some elements we see in other C languages, but what sets Javascript apart from C is that it’s used to animate web functions. You can find Javascript in Chrome, Safari, Adobe programs and more, so it’s pretty vital to coding. If you’re confident in your abilities, try learning Javascript; it’s one of the most widely used programming languages out there, and you will not land a job if you can’t write in Javascript.

Structured Query Language (SQL)

Many languages used in coding and programming are multi-purpose, but not this one. No, SQL is only used to manage data in management systems. This is because it has a really nifty “query” function, which lets you search through an entire database at once. If you’re looking to write programs for restaurants and offices, work on your SQL skills!


Article written by: MirandaTempelman
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Added: 13-12-2015 05:05
Last modified: 03-01-2016 16:39

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