Programming is giving the computer the ability to automate an action through a series of instructions. And even today, programming remains an essential component of the IT foundation. But the programming is expressed by languages known as programming languages.
What are the best programming languages in 2019? And why?
Several programming languages have appeared, and although some are very little used, nowadays, or have completely disappeared, there are some that resist time and adapt to current constraints. Of these, current developers have their preferences, based on the possibilities offered by this or that language. Here are:
- the coverage and compatibility supported by the language at the level,
- change management,
- the ease in learning and getting started,
- number and scope of applications programmed with this language,
To list the most used programming languages today, we turned to GitHub which is the largest source code host in the world.
Here are the top 20 most popular programming languages according to GitHub:
Languages to learn in 2018
In third place comes Kotlin which seems to be mainly used for the development of Android applications. We notice at the level of its evolution a change of slope; which indicates a sharp increase in its user base. What is interesting to note is that this change coincides more or less with the moment when Google announced Kotlin’s first class support in Android Studio in May 2017. The language developed by JetBrains has probably benefited from a boost from the Mountain View firm.
Other interesting results
What is interesting to note here also is that some new languages tend to recover the user base of other older languages. Below, we see for example that the decline in the use of Objective-C corresponds to the rise of Swift. Likewise, CoffeeScript seems to have been replaced by TypeScript.