Top 7 programming languages of 2018

Technological innovation is one of the key factors which decides the growth and success of a business. One of the important tasks for a company is to choose the best-suited programming language to go hand in hand with the innovation and get the competitive edge.

Programming languages are the set of instructions which are used to make computer programs to create a particular output like the development of Apps, websites etc. From error prone binary language to high-level language used today, technology has changed everything. There are thousands of programming languages available which has made the user and programmer’s life easy but the million dollar question is which programming language is the best ?


Well, choosing the best out of so many options is a tedious task but do not worry! We have made it easy for you.

Below we have listed top 7 programming languages comparing their pros and cons. We have given a brief idea so that you can figure out the best one as per your objectives and needs.

1. JavaScript

Being the most popular among web developers, JavaScript is on the no. 1 position. This is an organized language and can be used with ease on different computers and operating systems as well. Being slow is the major drawback of using it but still, due to huge popularity, it never goes out of the top list of programming languages.

2. Swift


This is the language especially used for IOS interface and that is its USP. There are lots of cross-platform languages out there but for native IOS and Mac Os apps, swift is unbeatable. IOS is a huge market and that is why it has a lot of future potential. So the people who are focusing on IOS should go for SWIFT.

3. PHP

PHP was developed by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1996, especially for the development of web pages. Although PHP has been much criticized in the past due to its messy and uncertain nature. Since version 5 came out in 2004, it’s been working fine. Some great applications are running on it like WordPress, Facebook etc. One can do pretty good documentation and web programming using it. If used properly, PHP can create great websites and apps.


4. C++

"Writing in C or C++ is like running a chain saw with all the safety guards removed."Bob Gray.


Being the better version of C, this is a very adaptive and powerful language. The main strength is its versatility as it can be used in many unrelated sectors with ease. It is especially helpful for large projects. Many programmers find it old, clumsy and difficult to learn because of the extensive interface. Still, it is pretty fast and one of the best languages.


5. Python

I chose Python as a working title for my project, being in a slightly irreverent mood (and a big fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus). — Guido van Rossum.


It was developed in the late 1980s by Guido Van Rossum. He was a huge fan of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and hence named his project as ‘Python’. The reason for the success of this language is its popularity. Many established firms are already using it and others are migrating towards it. But why is it so popular? There is a reason why Google is using it. Python is a multi-purpose high-level language using English alphabets unlike its other competitors and hence it is easily readable. Due to its simplicity, it is widely used programming language. “Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.”


― Martin Fowler


6. C#


This is a compiled and premium language developed by Microsoft for windows interface. This seems as a drawback as it is rarely used for the interfaces other than windows. It is very powerful and fast, quite works like Java. If your niche is related to windows interface then C# is the language for you.



7. Ruby


It was written in 1995 by Yukihiro Matsumoto. Ruby is a general-purpose language and giants like Bloomberg and Groupon are build on it. It is easy and can be used on any platform, be it android or IOS. It is easy, versatile and high on demand but very extensive for developers to understand.


So, these were the best 7 programming languages. The general framework of these languages is quite similar with few exceptions. A single language cannot be claimed to be the best as every language has its own advantages and disadvantages. Rather than finding out the best language, the user should find out the best-suited language as per the purpose of the user or organization to achieve its objectives.

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