10 programming languages you need to know in 2015

If you want to work in digital as a programmer, create your own website, design an application or even develop some software, you need to know at least some basic programming language. You simply cannot do these things without it. There are many programming languages available, each with their own purpose and abilities. This year, the top ten programming languages you should know are:

1. PHP

As the foundation for many popular content management systems such as WordPress, PHP is ideal for web development involving high levels of data.

2. Swift

Swift is one of the newest programming languages. With incredible power and a friendly syntax, Swift enables you to build applications for Mac and iOS operated devices in a fast and simple manner.

3. SQL

SQL (Standard Query Language) manages data in an organised way. Enabling you to query and extract data from large and complex databases, SQL is fast, simple and consistent.

4. JavaScript

Helping you create highly interactive websites, JavaScript can be used to add animation and load images onto a web page. Highly creative, it can also help you to develop responsive user interfaces.

5. C#

The primary language for Microsoft’s applications, services and platforms, C# is ideal for anyone who has already worked with C, C++, .Net and ASP.

6. Python

Python is an all in one programming language enabling you to build applications, create user interfaces, conduct data analysis and collate statistics.

7. Perl

Perl is a premium and powerful programming language predominately used in high security and confidential applications. Despite it’s complex nature, it can be used for basic expansions, desktop application development and system administration.

8. .NET

The key Microsoft platform for the cloud and application development, .NET is not a programming language in itself. Used with other languages, .NET builds applications that support multiple platforms and it will soon be available for Google and Apple systems.

9. Ruby

Used in association with its application framework, Ruby on Rails, Ruby provides a high number of features for quick web development. It is ideal for small, starter companies and applications developers that need a speedy result.

10. HTML / CSS / XML

And naturally… HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), XML (Extensible Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are the standard and most basic programming languages. While others provide more complex results, HTML, XML and CSS are a good starting point for website design and development.

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