5 Best Programming Languages to Learn in 2019

Are you wondering which programing language to learn first in 2019?

With the advent of Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Advanced Image Processing, 2019 is the best time to learn to program. There are plenty of languages to choose from. Some of the time-tested and others are new in the business. This post will help you pick the best programming language to learn in 2019.

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Recently, StackOverflow surveyed to find out the demographics of programmers across the globe. They surveyed 26,086 people from 157 countries with the help of a  45-question survey.

At the end of the survey, they concluded a lot of things but one key stat that caught my eye. In the survey, “41.8 percent of people claimed to be a self-taught programmer”. The other 20 percent took training from coding bootcamps. And the rest learned computer science in college.

Here are the 5 best programming languages to learn in 2019.

1. JavaScript 

JavaScript along with its counterparts HTML and CSS is one of the core technologies that make the World Wide Web work. Do not confuse JavaScript with Java. They both are different; only have similar names.

JavaScript is the only language that runs on a web browser. Things like validations, user interactions, and dynamic querying can be performed only with JavaScript. To get started, learn the fundamentals of JavaScript first and then move on to JS framework like Angular, Vue, or React.

2. Python

Python is written in C and has a very easy-to-understand syntax. Learning Python is a piece of cake for someone well versed with C or C++. You should learn Python in 2019 if you are interested in working in domains like data mining, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, simulation software development, etc. Salaries are quite high for freshers. Particularly, in countries like the United States and Turkey.

3. Kotlin

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Kotlin is a basic programming language used to create Android and PC based apps. IntelliJ IDEA is a code compiler from JetBrains developed entirely with Kotlin. It is also sponsored by JetBrains(along with Google).

Learning Kotlin is very easy if you have worked in an object-oriented language like JAVA before. It includes the same fundamental concepts used in JAVA. For an intermediate programmer, it will take a couple of weeks to get acquainted with Kotlin’s syntax.

4. Java

Why would you learn any other programming language when 90 percent of the fortune 500 companies use JAVA to build their software. JAVA is the number one choice for companies who develop mission-critical software.

Particularly, in the banking and logistics sector, a tiny loophole in security can result in millions of dollars of loss. JAVA is the most secured programming language in the world. There is a reason why 9 million JAVA developers exist in the United States alone.

5. Rust

Rust is still quote unknown but has the potential to become one of the best programming languages in the coming few years. Leaning Rust in 2019 won’t get you a job straight away but you can look at it as an investment for the future.

Besides, Rust was the “third most loved programming language” in the Stack Overflow Developer Survey. 73.8 percent of software developers loved learning and coding with Rust. Swift and C++ were the only languages above Rust.

What is the right time to start learning a programming language?

In some countries, people learn their first programming language as early as 12-13 years of age. Which is why they never have to wonder about learning a new programming language as their learning is mostly fueled with passion. But you are not alone if you found yourself learning the basics of programming in your mid or late 20s. The average age of software developers in the United States is 31.

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