Top 5 Programming Languages for Beginners

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In our previous post we looked at How to Become a Software Developer. But what is the next step or where exactly do you start.

Like any other technology, programming languages come and go. New languages keep coming up and it’s easy to get lost in the vast forest of available languages. This is where guidance comes in handy.

There are countless number of programming languages. The good news is you don’t have to worry about learning them all. You only need to be good in a few and your career as a software developer will have hit the ignition key. 

Each language has its own complexities and applications. They are developed to solve certain problems and each comes with its merits and demerits.

Note that programming languages are generally categorized into low-level (LLL) and high-level languages (HLL). Where low-level languages are further categorized into machine and assembly level languages. Low-level languages provide machine instructions, while high-level languages are closer to human language and are easy to understand.

It is also good to note that the programming languages one chooses may be dependent on its popularity, ease of learning, future prospects, job opportunities, community support as well as the demand on applications that use the language.

Which Programming Languages do You Start With?

Assuming that by now you have already learnt about programming basics, it’s time to start coding.

You can choose to be self-taught or you can enroll to learn with us. A good mentor will help you reach your goal without much struggle.

That said, here is a list of good programming languages to start with:

  1. HTML and CSS – Although these two are not real programming languages, they go hand in hand and are used for front-end web development. They play an important role in every application or web page structure and style information. These two are used together with JavaScript by most popular sites to create interactive web pages.
  2. JavaScript – Most popular among developers. JavaScript is a must have for anyone who wants to be a developer and is most friendly for beginners. Its popularity is due to the fact that it has a flexible syntax and works with all major browsers. JavaScript is used for both front and back-end web development.
    As a result, popular sites including Gmail, Facebook, and YouTube rely on JavaScript for interactive and dynamic web pages. 
    If you decide to learn with us, we teach you JavaScript libraries such as React for web apps and React Native for mobile apps.
  3. Java – an Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) language that is widely used for building enterprise-based web applications. Android App development widely uses Java and holds a good share in mobile games and mobile app development.
  4. Python – Easy to learn as it has a clear and English-like syntax that makes it a popular choice for beginners. This OOP language is good for back-end web development. Python makes it easy to scale complex application making it suitable for web development, business applications, AI and machine learning, scientific and numeric applications.
    There are various frameworks written in Python such as Django – that has been used by Mozilla, Spotify, and Instagram.
  5. Structured Query Language (SQL) – Although you cannot use SQL to create an application or build a webpage, they will not be complete without a database. SQL is a domain-specific language that helps you manipulate (add, remove, and query) the data stored in your database.

Conclusion

There are hundreds of programming languages, but one has to start somewhere. The above-mentioned languages are a good place to start. Note that if you are a complete beginner it is best to start with the easiest programming languages.

 The best part is that we offer you guidance as a beginner. We also hold your hand to the point where you can comfortably work with well-known international software development companies. Enroll Now.

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