These are the coding languages you should learn in 2022
- Posted: Aug 07, 2022 - Credits to: Makers | 120 views
With the new year approaching, it becomes even more critical to look at new opportunities within the technology sector. With IT’s continuing fast development and employers seeking more talent with a diverse skillset — what better way to start 2022 than by learning a new coding language?
No matter your level of experience, staying current with coding languages will help you sustain and most likely excel in your career as a programmer. We’ve compiled the top 5 coding languages you should prioritise learning in 2022!
Let’s kick off with Ruby, as it’s one of the most widely used coding languages globally. Its popularity can be attributed to its beginner-friendly nature, which is clear, understandable, and concise, allowing for multiple ways to solve one problem. We begin our students’ journey with Ruby at Makers because it allows them to focus on the problem at hand instead of getting bogged down in syntax and language details.
Ruby is a great language to start with if you want to get acquainted with the foundations of programming before you move on to more complex languages. It also enforces good programming habits, and will likely improve your skill-set as a programmer.
Makers graduate Simone talks about the benefits she received from using Ruby on the course in her Why Ruby? blog post,
Companies using Ruby in their tech stacks rank high with names like Netflix, Airbnb, Bloomberg, Github and many more.
For employers, Python is one of the most in-demand programming languages and has the highest level of support for data science and machine learning. It’s also a leading contender among software developers. Why? You could say that with Python, the career prospects are endless — you can build just about anything with this language.
As well as the front-end and the back-end of your website, Python can be used to develop artificial intelligence and develop both online and offline applications, from productivity tools to games — and most likely any other types of applications you can think of. In short, Python is the jack-of-all-trades of programming languages, and by mastering it, a programmer can potentially become an expert in all types of programming.
Another benefit of Python is that many startups are utilising it for their backend stack, providing many opportunities to developers. Check out this article detailing why start-ups choose to use Python.
The Go(lang) language has a faster execution time than many other languages because it was designed for automation on a large scale, making it easier to write high-performance applications. Go has the benefit of being suitable for push notifications, is perfect for streaming, and is quick due to its compiled and simple nature. Consequently, many companies are now looking for developers familiar with Go — or those willing to learn it.
Among the significant tech companies using this comprehensive, fast, easy-to-learn, and powerful language are Facebook, Docker, Dropbox, Netflix, Uber, and many others. It’s fair to say that Go(lang) is one to watch!
As the leading language for Android development, Kotlin is a modern statically typed programming language used by over 60% of professional Android developers to improve productivity, developer satisfaction, and code quality.
Not only that, but this language is becoming more desirable among employers as job postings related to Kotlin skills have increased 1400% since 2017. Aside from Kotlin code being safer by design because of bug-prevention features, its code is more concise than other programming languages. This makes it easier to read and organise, allowing for re-use and maintainability.
Consequently, it’s no surprise that the language is used by Twitter, Reddit, Netflix, Uber, BMW, Coursera, Slack, and Trello, to name a few.
Gaining proficiency in Kotlin will guarantee you success in the Android development field. Find out more about Kotlin code here.
Technology never stands still, and as of 2022, the number of coding existing languages is more than 300 — making it difficult to prioritise learning one that will be as popular in a few years as it is today. As previously mentioned, we recommend for beginners that Ruby is a good place to start, and then move onto a language you feel the most challenged or excited by.