It’s obvious, programming languages make our lives easier. Code is present everywhere, in our cars, banks, hospitals and increasingly in our household appliances. The logical consequence is that programmers are profiles in very high demand on the job market. But then, which programming languages will continue to be in demand in 2020 and beyond? Programming specialist Alexis Kuperfis unveils the top 3 programming languages you need to learn in 2020.
#1 Python: the uncontrollable number 1!
Python continues to be one of the best programming languages that no developer can afford to ignore. The language is easy to learn and offers clean, well-structured code, making it powerful enough to create quality web applications. Python is mainly used for web and desktop applications, GUI (graphical user interface) desktop applications, machine learning, data science and network servers. In addition, Python has tremendous community support and offers several libraries, Frameworks and open source modules that make application development child’s play. Last but not least, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, SurveyMonkey are all integrated into Python.
Kotlin is a general purpose programming language with type inference. It is designed to be completely interoperable with Java. Moreover, from the moment Android announced it as its first language, Kotlin has expanded its offer with features that developers appreciate. Thus, this language manages to combine object-oriented and functional programming features.
The effortless interoperability between Java and Kotlin makes Android development faster and more enjoyable. Since Kotlin solves the main problems encountered under Java, several Java applications are rewritten in Kotlin. For example, brands such as Coursera and Pinterest have already migrated to Kotlin because of its powerful support. As most companies migrate to Kotlin, Google is required to promote this language more than Java. Therefore, it is reasonable to predict that Kotlin will have a secure future in the Android application development ecosystem.
Finally, note that Kotlin is an easy to learn, open-source and fast language for developing Android applications. You can use it for Android development, Web development, desktop development and server-side development. As a result, it is a must-have language for programmers and Android application developers in 2020.
Java celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Since its inception, Java has been one of the most popular programming languages used to develop server-side applications. This language is a practical choice for developing Android applications because it can be used to create highly functional programs and platforms.
This object-oriented programming language does not require a specific hardware infrastructure, is easily manageable and has a good level of security. In addition, it is easier to learn Java than languages such as C and C++. Despite its relative “age”, Java remains incredibly stable. The old wolf won’t retire anytime soon!