First of all, let’s talk about a programming language.
At a very basic level it’s a set of commands telling computers how to perform different tasks. Thanks to global digitalization, programming languages play a key role in peoples’ life everyday all over the world.
So, what programming languages are the most popular, widely-used and therefore highly desirable for job seekers in their search for employment?
- Front-end web development
- Mobile development
- Virtual reality (VR)
Short for HyperText Markup language, it is a markup rather than coding. Most web pages and applications use it to define the text and body of the layout. HTML was developed and written by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the men, who invented the world wide web in 1989.
WHAT IS HTML USED FOR?
- Structuring web pages
Thanks to HTML tags and elements, we can define the headings, paragraphs, and other contents of a web page.
- Navigating the internet
Imagine having to manually enter the URL of every web page you wanted to visit. This would be our reality without HTML anchor tags.
- Embedding images and videos
HTML also allows you to not only embed images into a webpage but also adjust their width, height, position, and even the way they're rendered. Also, you can embed videos will all its controls.
- Improving client-side data storage and offline capabilities
It was initially designed by Guido van Rossum in 1991 and developed by Python Software Foundation. Developed with an emphasis on code readability, its syntax lets engineers squeeze concepts in fewer lines of code.
WHAT IS PYTHON USED FOR?
- Data science: analytics and visualization
Python's simple syntax and extensive selection of third-party libraries make it a great choice for anyone considering a career in data science.
- Web development: websites and web apps
Python runs in the server of web applications and interacts with databases and APIs after a user requests data from the app's front-end in the browser.
- Desktop applications
Many Linux and open-source desktop applications use Python. Plus, with GUI libraries like Tk, wxWidgets, and Qt, you can use Python to build cross-platform applications that run on Windows, Mac, or Linux.
Early 1970s. An IBM research guy named Dr. E. F. Codd pioneered to work with data storage and search. IBM liked what he did, so they funded a project called System/R to build a prototype based on Codd’s research. Later on it was called SQL.
WHAT IS SQL USED FOR?
- FinTech data management
SQL can be used to easily search for either single instances of data or for data that match a set of requirements, like withdrawals over $5,000 in the last month.
- Marketing tools
Do you subscribe to emails full of curated content? Marketing teams use SQL to analyze the data for insights into which content their readers enjoy most.
- Data Science
Data scientists collect and analyze data for predictive analysis, reporting, building machine learning models, and more.
WHAT IS JAVA USED FOR?
- Android mobile apps
Developing Android apps is probably the most popular use of Java. In fact, the Android operating system itself is written in Java.
- Desktop applications
AWT, Swing, and JavaFX are Java libraries that give desktop application developers pre-built components like buttons, menus, and form fields that they can use to build full-featured desktop applications.
- Game development
Many game developers use it because they can get started without paying any licensing fees and because of the powerful 3D game engine, JMonkeyEngine. Games written in Java include Tetris, The Sims 3, Space Invaders, Street Fighter II, Contra and even Minecraft.
- IoT applications
Java was originally designed to run on all types of hardware, making it one of the main programming languages used for the Internet of Things, or IoT.