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Which Software Language?

11/15/2017 12:34 PM

I am a mechanichal engineering student. I want to join software course in my school but I can't decide which software language do I study ?

  1. Phyton
  2. C
  3. Java
  4. Linux I can't decide. Which language is the most useful for me.
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11/15/2017 1:03 PM

<...Which language is the most useful...> depends upon the application, the details of which have been withheld from the forum. So here are some suggestions:

  • In the absence of his detail, one of the solutions is to program an integer 1-4 random number generator in one of them, run the program, and go with whichever integer comes out using the table in the original post.
  • Or, one could throw a and ignore any result that produces a 5 or a 6.
  • Or one could throw one of these , though they are not so widely available:

Other forum subscribers might suggest other arrangements...

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11/15/2017 1:29 PM

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.

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11/15/2017 1:37 PM

That's another way. Quite.

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11/15/2017 1:30 PM

Why not increase your value and learn them all?

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11/15/2017 1:36 PM

Ahem - logic - the Original Poster needs to make a decision; were <...learn them all...> applicable, then the Original Poster would not need to ask the question.

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11/15/2017 2:21 PM

C

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11/15/2017 2:22 PM

1. SQL

The number of Indeed job descriptions including SQL (Structured Query Language) increased by nearly 50,000 this year over last year, giving SQL a dramatic lead over the other languages. It’s unclear if this is entirely due to more SQL jobs in the market or a change in how Indeed works. Either way, SQL is still the clear leader in our analysis. SQL is used to communicate with and manipulate databases. It is extremely common, with many variations like MySQL and Microsoft SQL. Microsoft released SQL Server 2016 in the past year, which proved to be surprisingly popular and introduced several new features to make the language more open-source like integration with R, the popular data analysis programming language, and a Linux version.

2. Java

The number of Java positions available on Indeed went up by almost 30,000 in 2017 compared to 2016. This is possibly due to the rise in Android users in the market, the steady growth of its developer community, and some of the inherit characteristics of Java that make it worthwhile to learn. After all, Java is a simple, readable programming language used by millions of developers and billions of devices worldwide. All native Android apps are built in Java and 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Java as a server-side language for backend development. User have been getting excited about the upcoming Java 9 launch in July 2017, although Java Enterprise Edition declined in popularity in 2016.

3. Python

Python continued to grow in popularity in 2016 and moved up two places in our rankings to be the third-most common language by job posting. Furthermore, as highlighted in our most recent guide to learning Python, it’s also a general purpose programming language that emphasizes code readability and increasing developer productivity, used for desktop apps, web apps and data mining. In October 2016, Microsoft launched the beta version 2.0 of its Cognitive Toolkit open source deep-learning framework, which includes support for Python.

4. JavaScript

JavaScript (different from Java and mean stack development) moved down one place in our ranking compared to 2016, but otherwise the number of job postings stayed roughly the same. It’s a mainly client-side, dynamic scripting language used for front-end development. JavaScript is compatible across all browsers, used in over 90 percent of all web pages and is the most popular language on StackOverflow. Compatibility and adoption of JavaScript 6 continued to grow in 2016 and Progressive Web Apps became more usable, allowing offline-first functionality for web apps.

#5 C++

C++ grew by about 20,000 job postings over 2016 and passed pori to take fifth place. Built on C, the grandfather of all programming languages, C++ is a powerful, high-performance language used to build system software, games engines and desktop and web apps. Many beginners find C++ harder to learn than dynamically typed languages like Python or JavaScript.

6. C#

“C Sharp” saw a small increase in popularity in 2017, but not enough to keep it from falling behind C++. The language was developed for Microsoft’s .NET software framework and can now be used on non-Windows machines since the release of the new .NET Core open-source development platform in June 2016. Its main use is building Microsoft enterprise software. Most of the features in C# 7.0 were released last year, including language support for Tuples, local functions, pattern matching and many more.

For more info, check-out our beginner’s guide to .NET Core!

7. Perl

Perl made a big jump in popularity this year to move ahead of iOS and PHP and knock Ruby off of our list. Perl, or “the duct tape that holds the Internet together,” as it’s been named, is actually two languages now; Perl 5 and Perl 6, which launched in Dec. 2015. Both of them are general-purpose dynamic programming languages that see a lot of use in CGI, graphics, network, and finance programming. Some think the growth of DevOps triggered this popularity surge because Perl is versatile and works well with other languages, making it a good DevOps tool.

8. iOS Family

Most developers writing for the iOS operating system use Objective-C, C, or Apple’s new Swift programming language. We counted any job postings that included “iOS” in our ranking and saw little change from 2016. Swift launched in 2014 and it rose quickly in popularity due to its scalability, speed, ease of use and strong demand from the mobile app marketplace. Apple released Swift 3.0 in Sept 2016 with new features including better translation of Objective-C APIs, modernizations of debugging identifiers and a new model for collections and indices. Apple plans to release Swift 3.1 and Swift 4 in 2017.

9. PHP

PHP stayed in the same place in our rankings from 2016 to 2017 with little change in popularity. It’s a server-side programming language used on more than 80 percent of websites today including Facebook, Wikipedia, Tumblr and WordPress. It wasn’t the buzziest language in 2016, but the sheer number of websites still built with it ensure it’s still a useful skill for developers, especially when paired with Javascript and SQL.

But Where’s Ruby?

Ruby on Rails, which was number nine on our list last year, dropped down several spots to number seventeen. This may be caused by Ruby losing some of its market share to increasingly popular alternatives like Node.js and Go. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any jobs for it, or any reasons to learn Ruby on Rails in general. It’s still a popular language, just not as hot as it used to be.

If there’s one thing to take away from our analysis, it’s that no programming language can accomplish every task and the job market changes quickly from year to year. To be a successful developer, it’s important to master multiple languages and train yourself to pick up new languages quickly so you can adapt to changing job opportunities.

Coding Dojo teaches six of the most in-demand programming languages of 2017 and lots more that you’ll find on other top programming lists. Check out our course offerings today.

  1. http://www.codingdojo.com/blog/9-most-in-demand-programming-languages-of-2017/
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11/15/2017 2:25 PM

I assume you do not have a priori knowledge of any of these languages.

Phyton - did you mean Python?

Python - programming language: Python is a widely used high-level programming language for general-purpose programming, created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991

C - is a general-purpose, imperative computer programming language, supporting structured programming, lexical variable scope and recursion, while a static type system prevents many unintended operations. By design, C provides constructs that map efficiently to typical machine instructions, and therefore it has found lasting use in applications that had formerly been coded in assembly language, including operating systems, as well as various application software for computers ranging from supercomputers to embedded systems. (Wikipedia)

Java - Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented,[15] and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere" (WORA),[16] meaning that compiled Java code can run on all platforms that support Java without the need for recompilation (Wikipedia)

Linux - Is Linux a programming language? No, it's a kernel, which is most commonly used as part of building an Operating System called GNU/Linux.

Linux isn't a programming language or an OS, it's a kernel which is used as a foundation for an Operating System.

https://www.quora.com/Is-Linux-a-programming-language

Your choice would be made simpler if you knew what you wanted to do. An engineer, especially one interested in microcontrollers or robotics would take as first experience the C language, as most of the others build on this foundation, and C and C++ are pretty universal. Unless you are studying to be a computer architect, you can scratch Linux off the list for now. Java seems to be of most interest if you will be a programmer for organizations that write proprietary softwares such as business software. You can't spell Python, so skip that one too. (just kidding), go ahead, it is almost like C.

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11/15/2017 4:10 PM

It has been years since I have done any computer programming ( except for PLC programming). That said, I would recommend learning the C language. This will give you the deepest understanding of how a computer works short of delving into primitive machine language programming. With a mastery of C, you can easily learn and get up to speed with any of the other popular languages.

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11/15/2017 6:38 PM

None of the above. If you learn COBOL, you'll be in very high demand.

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11/15/2017 10:52 PM

Har, that isn't even half funny, Brave Sir.

Once when I was forced to take a COBOL course per a curriculum requirement I wrote a basic program on my Apple ][c to help me debug COBOL programs before I wasted mainframe time!!

No kidding!

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11/16/2017 6:30 AM

Right on!

Cobol programmers are in great demand and will continue to be for years to come.

There's oceans of Cobol software in use that needs to be maintained but nobody seems to be learning it.

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11/16/2017 10:24 AM

Bingo!!

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11/16/2017 12:09 PM

I bet if you had a bag of cats, you would still release them in a controlled fashion.

COBOL is responsible for a lot of financial stuff, so yeah. I would not personally do it, but someone has to....and they make a killing (in the figurative sense).

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11/16/2017 9:20 AM

Labview is widely used in testing systems.

Programming with pictures!

I was able to learn it on my own without schooling due to the extensive help menus available.

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11/16/2017 10:03 AM

FORTRAN! (and Linux is not a language)

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