Which is the most preferred programming language or the top programming languages to learn across the globe? How do we judge it and what should be the criteria?
‘By most preferred language, we do not mean Java is superior to C++ or Python is better than MATLAB. Through this analysis, we are trying to figure out the languages most preferred by users, and ones that are most in demand in the industry.’
C++, MATLAB, Java have always been technical institutes favorite, and most of the fresh graduates end up with great skills in these languages.
But what if the best programming languages they know is not the immediate skills required by the industry? Or what if it is on the wane?
Let’s see what coding languages programmers prefer and which languages experts the industry is actually looking for.We decided to dig data from few credible programming language index website and sources where most developers hone up their programming skills. Also delved into global portals like Indeed and Glassdoor to identify programming languages that tech companies are looking for.
The TIOBE programming community index is a measure of the popularity of programming languages, created and maintained by the TIOBE Company based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. TIOBE stands for “The Importance Of Being Earnest.” TIOBE ranks the languages based on the number of search engine queries which contain the language as a keyword. For TIOBE the numbers are based on searching of Web with certain phrases.
Scott Meyers, author of Effective C++ book series and winner of Dr. Dobb’s Journal Excellence in Programming Award speaks
“In my view, C++ remains an important programming language, because the strengths it’s had since its inception continue to be compelling to software developers in a wide range of projects. In a talk I gave in 2014 (“Why C++ Sails when the Vasa Sank”), I summarized those strengths as follows:
- Compatibility with C.
- Very general features.
- Paradigm agnosticism.
- Commitment to systems programming.
- Dedication to backwards-compatibility.
I also remarked that C++ is most suited for demanding systems applications: systems with constraints that are not easily technically satisfied. For such applications, it’s often the case that the only serious competitor to C++ is C, and C++ offers much more powerful abstraction and modeling capabilities.”
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