Top 5 Programming Languages 2021 to Start a Career in Software Development

There are more than 700 programming languages available globally, demand and popularity of programming languages is changing every year. Now if you are new in programming there will be a question in your mind how can i learn 700 languages or where to start so that i can become a good software developer.

But don’t worry, this blog will get you all covered. I will be suggesting mainstream and established languages which are easy to learn with atttached links to free courses too.

So, Here are the top 5 programming languages that one should definitely learn to boost their career and give a good kick start.

1. PYTHON

source: google

It is an interpreted, high level and general-purpose programming language, which is used to build tools and libraries easily. For backend web development, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, data analysis, and scientific computing – python is a great language.

There are many developers who use python and find it simple and easy to learn due to its simple syntax and open source availability. Career opportunities associated with Python have also grown significantly as its popularity has increased by 40% in the past year. Many big IT software companies are looking for candidates with skilled in Python programming languages. Python has also surpassed Java and became 2nd most popular language to learn for students and professionals. Some of important features are :

  • The USP of Python is its language design. It is highly productive, elegant, simple, yet powerful.
  • Python has first-class integration with C/C++ and can seamlessly offload the CPU heavy tasks to C/C++.
  • Python has a very active community and support.
  • Apps like Instagram, Google, Spotify, Netflix use Python 3.8 (the latest version)

Link for free Python Course is : https://www.udemy.com/share/101r6u/

Duration: 2-3 days

2. JAVA SCRIPT (JS)

source : google

Thinking to become a web developer, JavaScript is the most suitable language to learn to build a career in Web Development.

JavaScript is the world’s most 2nd popular programming language of the web. It is a high-level, easy to learn interpreted scripting language which follows the ECMAScript specification. It is a multi-paradigm, supporting object-oriented, dynamic, imperative, declarative and a prototype-based language. In simple words, it is used to program the behavior of web pages.

JavaScript is already running in your browser on your computer, on your tablet, and on your smart-phone. It is free to use for everyone.

Companies are on an active lookout for these common fields that require JavaScript :

  • Front-End Web Development.
  • Full-Stack Web Development.
  • Information Security Software Developers.
  • WordPress Development.
  • PHP and JS Development.

Link for free JavaScript Course by Johns Hopkins University, London : https://www.coursera.org/learn/html-css-javascript-for-web-developers

Duration : 3-4 days

Rating : 4.5/6

3. JAVA

source : google

Java is a class-based, object-oriented programming language that is designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible created in 1995. It has always proven to be a boon for students who want to enter the field of software development. It is owned by Oracle, and more than 3 billion devices run Java.

  • It is an open-source ,simple, easy to use and free for everyone.
  • It is secure, fast and powerful.
  • It has a huge community support (tens of millions of developers).

Some of the popular job fields in JAVA are:

  • Software Development.
  • Gaming.
  • Web Development.
  • App Development.
  • Science and Research.

Free link to Java course offered by Duke University, U.S.A : https://www.coursera.org/specializations/java-programming

Duration : 8 hrs/week (2 months)

Rating : 4/5

4. C#

source : google

There are many reasons why you can chose C# for your career . It is a modern
programming language, widely spread, used by millions of programmers
around the entire world. At the same time C# is a very simple and easy to
learn (unlike C and C++). It is natural to start with a language that is
suitable for beginners while still widely used in the industry by many large
companies, making it one of the most popular programming languages
nowadays.

C# is also an object-oriented programming language. If you search a website with job offers for programmers, you’ll see for yourself that the demand for C# specialists is huge and is almost similar to the demand for Java programmers. At the same time, the demand for PHP, C++ and other technology specialists is far lower than the demand for C# specialists.

Some of the popular job fields in C# are:

  • Server-Side Programming
  • App Development
  • Web Development
  • Game Development
  • Software for Windows Platform

Free link to C# course by Dr. Tim Chamillard : https://www.coursera.org/learn/introduction-programming-unity

Duration : 3-5 days

Rating : 4.8/5

5. SQL (pronounced sequel)

source : google

Structured Query Language (SQL) is the standard and globally used fast and efficient programming language for relational databases. It is used to manage and organize data in all sorts of systems in which various data relationships exist. SQL is a valuable programming language with huge career prospects.

SQL is a versatile language as it works with various database systems from Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, etc. It has the most simple syntax as it involves the least amount of coding when compared to any other language.

Some of the popular job fields in SQL are:

• Business Analyst
• Senior Software Engineer
• Senior Sql Server Database Administrator
• Quality Assurance Tester
• Net Developer
• Systems Administrator
• Software Engineer
• Sql Server Developer
• Quality Assurance Analyst
• Senior Oracle Database Administrator

Free link to SQL course by MicroSoft : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/courses/10985

Duration : 3 days

Rating : 4.7/5

15 thoughts on “Top 5 Programming Languages 2021 to Start a Career in Software Development

  1. What an amazing initiative.! It helped me alot .! And thanks for thinking about others and providing such a good knowledge.!
    Thanks A Lot.

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