5 most popular programming languages of 2017

If you are a programmer and spent most of the time with programming languages to build something, then you're well aware that there are lots of programming languages and very frequently a new language came out of the box. It's almost impossible to be an expert in every programming language, but it's also hard to determine which language is best for the current era to acquiring new skills.
In this geek story, we have collected the top 5 most popular programming languages loved by developers.

1. JavaScript

JavaScript has been around for a long time as a high-level, dynamic, and interpreted scripting language. It certainly become one of the most prominent that continues to be widely used today. Thanks to popular JavaScript frameworks like: Angular, ReactJS, Vue.js, Ember.js etc.

2. Java

Java is one the leading choices among developers around the world. It is an open-source language that’s been around since the 1990’s, and allows developers to "write once, run anywhere". But according to GitHub’s and Google trends chart, Java is trending downward slightly over the last five-years. In fact, search interest for Java hasn’t peaked since February 2004.

3. Python

Python is a fastest growing dynamic and general-purpose language that emphasizes code readability and enables developers to use fewer lines of code. It has witnessed most of its growth in the past five years. It is one of the most beginner-friendly programming languages.

4. PHP

PHP is also a very popular open-source server side scripting. It is considered rather easy to learn and is often chosen by junior developers. PHP was primarily built for web development, but it also used as a general-purpose programming language. Since PHP has a low learning curve, but still new programmers choose PHP for web application development in quick time.

5. C#

C# is not as popular as Java or Python, but it’s been rising in popularity every year since its release.. It is an object-oriented and multi-paradigm language that encompasses many disciplines. It is an evolution of C and C++. Therefore, if you have previous experience of using C and C++, then C# will be much easier for you.
Have you ever used thous programming languages before? If Yes, which one? And Which one is your favorite language? Please share your views in the comment below.


  1. I use all of these except PHP at my job. My primary language is still C though. I've spent a lot of time on Python and Java in different periods of my life.


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