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Top 5 programming languages for mobile app developers to learn

These languages will help current and new mobile application developers navigate the programming landscape to code apps that are stable, secure, and compatible with modern mobile architectures.

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As I have said previously, I’m no fan of programming or app development. I don’t find myself to be very good at it, but I am truly in awe of what can be accomplished with properly written applications, especially when the applications leverage network and cloud-based technologies to provide enhanced functionality and reporting capability while offering cross-platform support.

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There are colleagues of mine who have always shown this ability to tap into a program’s APIs to create helpful dashboards that can be rolled into mobile apps, allowing them to keep tabs of a number of systems or an entire site—all from their smartphones—including integrated push notifications to alert them of

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5 Best Programming Languages to Learn in 2020

In this fast-paced digital world, programming or coding literacy is no longer limited to the bespectacled denizens of Silicon Valley. Basic coding knowledge is not only preferred but also expected for most jobs — whether it’s programming or PR.

Moreover, the demand for competent programmers is at an all-time high right now. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of software developers is projected to grow 22% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all other occupations. This has created the need for learning platforms that can help Americans stay ahead of the curve and get the skills they need for the jobs of the future.

Udacity is an online education platform that offers real, project-based learning for higher-paying, in-demand tech skills such as programming. With them, learners have access to expert mentors, supportive project reviews, exclusive hiring partners, and an outstanding peer community

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Top programming languages: C reigns supreme but third-ranked Python gains on Java

TIOBE releases its monthly programming languages index to detail fluctuations across the landscape. Its latest index identifies granular changes as well as long-term trends.

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Software quality assurance company, TIOBE, releases its top programming languages index each month to detail shifts in the ever-evolving landscape. TIOBE recently announced its latest updated index for October. TIOBE uses a series of metrics including searches on Amazon, YouTube, Wikipedia, Bing, Google Yahoo, and Baidu to determine the rankings. Overall, the top 10 saw no positional shifts since the September report, although there are granular data fluctuations and long-term changes to note.

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Top programming languages: TIOBE October index

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In the latest index, C remains in the top spot with a rating of 16.95% representing a positive 0.77% change over October 2019. C continued its reign at the top from last month when

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Learn to code in 2020’s top programming languages with this $39 training

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The job market may have taken a sharp right turn in the past few months, but even amidst all the changes happening in the workforce, one thing remains constant: Coding is a lucrative and in-demand skill. 

Programmers can command hefty six-figure salaries some even as starting salaries and the demand for these roles has increased quite dramatically in the past year, with growth for positions such as blockchain engineers and security engineers rising over 100%. The moral of the story here is that even if you have yet to touch a line of code, now is as good of a time as any to bust into the industry. 

As a starting point, we’d recommend taking the classes in The 2020 Premium Learn To Code Certification Bundle. Not only is this go-at-your-own-pace coding

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Programming languages: Java founder James Gosling reveals more on Java and Android

James Gosling, the father of Java, one of the world’s most widely used programming languages, has talked with research scientist Lex Fridman about Java’s origins and his motivations for creating a language that would be used on tens of billions of devices and become central to the development of Android at Google. 

Gosling designed Java 25 years ago while at Sun Microsystems. In 2009, Java would be one of the key reasons Oracle acquired Sun. According to Oracle, today there are 51 billion active Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) deployed globally. 

But long before Oracle’s acquisition of Sun, Gosling said he and a team at Sun “kind of worried that there was stuff going on in the universe of computing that the computing industry was missing out on” – what would become today’s Internet of Things.

“It was all about what was happening in terms of computing hardware, processors and networking

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Top 5 programming languages for data scientists to learn

Data scientists working with large data sets or in high-performance computational environments may find these programming languages essential to extracting data quickly and effortlessly.

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Data science is a field focused on extracting knowledge from data. Put into lay terms, obtaining detailed information applying scientific concepts to large sets of data used to inform high-level decision-making. Take the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic for example: Government officials are analyzing data sets retrieved from a variety of sources, like contact tracing, infection, mortality rates, and location-based data to determine which areas are impacted and how to best adjust on-going support models to provide help where it is most needed while trying to curb infection rates.

SEE: Top 5 programming languages for data scientist to learn (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Big data, as it is often called, is the collective aggregation of large sets of data culled from multiple digital sources.

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Programming languages: Swift 5.3 is out with better performance, productivity, says Apple

Along with springing iOS 14 on unsuspecting developers, Apple yesterday also released version 5.3 of its Swift programming language. 

Swift 5.3 is available to developers from the Swift website or with the latest version of Apple’s integrated development environment, Xcode 12, which also includes SDKs for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS Big Sur.

Apple announced Swift 5.3 in March shortly after releasing Swift 5.2. The company is developing the language in the open, allowing developers in the Swift community to suggest new features via proposals that Apple may adopt. 

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Updates in Swift 5.3 aim to help developers be more productive by reducing redundant code, according to Holly Borla, an engineer on the Swift compiler team at Apple. It also includes fixes for common compiler issues that developers have experienced. 

The new version of Swift improves binary code size

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Programming languages: C++ just jumped in popularity. Here’s why

35-year-old programming language C++ is undergoing a revival, according to Tiobe Software, which says it is the fastest growing language of any right now. 

C++ is “doing very well”, Tiobe CEO Paul Jansen, says in the company’s September 2020 index for the world’s most popular programming languages. C++ currently ranks fourth, behind C, Java, and Python. 

Tiobe’s index is based on programming-related search queries on 25 search engines, including Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia and Bing. It’s not a perfect system, but it is meant to reflect changes in a language’s popularity as measured by the topics developers new and old are searching for. It’s also meant to serve as an indicator for what languages developers should learn and use for their next projects. 

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As Jansen notes, C++ hit a high point in 2003 with a 17.53% share that put

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Tech Market Madness: Embedded Programming Languages

Tech Market Madness: Analyst Insights for Engineers, is a new article series from Embedded Computing Design’s Technology Editor, Perry Cohen, where analysts from around the industry provide their insight on various embedded spaces.

 

C has been a stable of embedded systems programming for more than a generation. But today, a new breed of developer is being trained in high schools and universities around the world, and they’re not using C. They’re using Python, JavaScript, Node.js, and Rust. So where does that leave the embedded language landscape?

Citing his company’s annual “Voice of the IoT Engineer” report, a survey of more than 800 IoT and embedded systems engineering professionals, Chris Rommel, executive vice president of technology market intelligence and consulting firm VDC Research, may have an answer. Reviewing historical data from the report, which has been running for 20 years, he relayed that while more than 50 percent of developers

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Top 7 Best Programming Languages to Learn in 2020

 

With the help of programming languages, one can develop applications, make better UI, develop websites, design websites and much more. Overall, they enhance the user experience to a greater extent. Ultimately, programming languages have changed the whole IT sector. 

A programming language is generally a set of instructions that are provided to perform a specific task. Different programming languages perform different functions like web development, web designing, mobile application development, game development, etc. There are more than 700 programming languages in the market and still, there are new languages coming.

In between all this, there is a common question in everyone’s mind, ‘Which is the best programming language to learn?

Here, we have listed the best programming languages one should learn that are currently in demand. We have included the programming languages keeping in mind its functionality, difficulty level, and current scope.

#1 Python

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Python was developed in

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