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What programming languages to look out for in 2020?

Keeping up to date with programming languages is a must in this day and age, otherwise you will slip through the cracks and not be the best developer you could be. 


Python is the only language that has increasingly been used more and more over the past five years. As a rule, it is used to write scripts and plug-ins, for example Python is used to record episodes and actions of characters in games, but also used for Artificial Intelligence applications.

It is used by the likes of Instagram and SurveyMonkey, Google and Netflix could not work without it.

Benefits of Python are: 

  • Very simple code
  • Supports most libraries
  • Free
  • Open source


Java was first developed by Sun Microsystems in 1995, which was later acquired by Oracle. 

Companies such as Twitter and Netflix use Java, and is something of a standard to larger companies. Java can be used to create web and mobile applications, games and database-driven software. With Java being similar to C++ and C#, Developers can easily switch between these languages.

  • Object-oriented programming
  • Readable and easily manageable language
  • Good level of security
  • Stability

Although Java may be behind the current pace of technology development, due to its high-quality code completion and stability it still occupies high ranking.


JavaScript remains to be the most popular language in the world, with 80% of companies requiring this language from candidates such as; PayPal, Groupon and Uber. JavaScript is the main language used to build web pages along with its other add-ons HTML and CSS, making websites interactive and is very useful for building games.

A unique feature of JavaScript is a set of functional frameworks, for example NodeJS with ExpressJS allows you to use this programming language to run server-side scripts.JavaScript is renowned for its high speed and regular annual updates so you will never feel behind the times, instead ahead! 

Stackoverflow source.

JavaScript benfits:

  • High speed due to ability to run through the browser on client-side
  • Easy to learn
  • Perfectly combines with other languages
  • Annual updates

Written by: Leah Cottham.

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