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Current Trends: Programming Languages to 
Build Up Programmer Careers

By Vahid Haghzare, Director Silicon Valley Associates Recruitment &

Victor Chen, Senior Recruiter, Silicon Valley Associates Recruitment 

The 21st century has offered humans various innovations and technological shifts that are constantly evolving. This includes the world of programming in technology. The career of programming has been rapidly transitioning. Whether a beginner or senior in the field, you have to choose a programming language that you can start with and is suitable for your goals.

Since the rapid changes in technology, there has been intense interest and competition in Computer Science careers in countries like Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Asia Pacific. We cannot blame the surge of competition in this profession because there is a great demand for talent experts ever since we were surrounded by digital technology.
 


In the field of Computer Science, programming languages play the most crucial role to successfully advance in this career. However, choosing which one to learn and expand among these languages is a great challenge, especially among starter candidates. SVA Recruitment offers you the following programming languages to learn in today’s current trends, helping you expand your career.


1. JavaScript

This is the most used programming language in the world. As a matter of fact, any website you visit (e.g., Facebook, Google, YouTube, etc.) uses JavaScript in its infrastructure. It is no wonder why this is the most used programming language because JavaScript is a must in terms of adding dynamism and interactivity to a website’s front end. You also get a language capable of server-side scripting by adding its various frameworks like Node.js. What is more interesting with JavaScript is that it also enables programmers to build full-scale games in an external game engine or the browser using this programming language.

JavaScript is mainly used for:

•    Developing games
•    Mobiles Apps
•    Front-end and Back-end Web Development

JavaScript isn't exactly hard to learn, but if it's your first programming language adjusting to the mindset required for programming can take a lot of time. JavaScript is actually one of the easier programming languages to start with. It is a high-level, interpreted language that can easily be embedded with languages like HTML. In fact, there are several resources available to help you learn it with ease. It’s important to note, though, that you have to learn HTML and CSS in order to understand some of the concepts of basic JavaScript.


2. Python

The growing popularity of Python was highly due to the proliferation and importance of data in the business world. Python has become a must in the field of Data Science and Machine Learning because it has a wide collection of libraries, tools, and frameworks. Because the readability and other structural elements of Python are designed to be easy to understand
 What most programmers like about this language is its versatility and exceptional ability to handle Data. From server-side development, web and mobile app development to building machine learning software, there's nothing Python can't do. This programming language is recommended even for beginners and is considered one of the easiest programming languages to learn. There is a current demand in Python, so this language is highly recommendable to learn.

Python is mainly used for:

•    Artificial Intelligence
•    Data Science
•    Machine Learning
•    Internet of Things (IoT)
•    Back-end Development
•    Web and Mobile app development


3. Go (Golang)

Google developed this programming language back in 2007 as an alternative to languages like Java, C, and C++. Unlike C++ or Java, Go's syntax is small compared to other languages, and it's easy to learn. You can fit most of it in your head, which means you don't need to spend a lot of time looking things up. It's also very clean and easy to read.

Go is mainly used for:

•    Mobile Applications
•    Graphics
•    Network and System Programming
•    Machine Learning


4. Java

Java remains one of the most popular in today’s current trend despite being one of the oldest object-oriented programming languages. Java offers a powerful, feature-rich, multi-paradigm, interpreted programming language with a moderate learning curve and high developer productivity. That is why it is widely seen in web, banking, and finance software, Android apps, and desktops. Java’s popularity has waned in the last few years, but it is still the most popular programming language.

Java is mainly used for:

•    Enterprise Application Development
•    Android App Development
•    Big Data
•    Software
•    Finance and e-commerce
•    Web Development


5. Kotlin

Kotlin was declared by Google as the primary language for Android development. And we cannot deny how Android has become the highest-selling and most used OS in the global market. This means that without Kotlin, there can be no list of the best programming languages. Kotlin Application Deployment is faster to compile, lightweight, and prevents applications from increasing size.

Kotlin is a programming language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and can, therefore, be used anywhere Java is used today (which is virtually anywhere). There is also a rampant use of this language in fields such as server-side development, web and cloud development, and data science.

Kotlin is mainly used for:

•    Data Science
•    Software and web development
•    Server-side development
•    Android App Development


6. PHP

PHP is the language that can be used to build any kind of website in 2021, starting with landing pages and simple WordPress websites, ending with complex web platforms like Yahoo, Wikipedia, and Facebook. Flexibility, nativity, multiple integration opportunities, and high speed are among the main reasons why we use PHP in our web projects. PHP has a very clear and easy-to-learn syntax and is compatible with all prominent databases.

PHP is mainly used for:

•    Backend web development
•    Server-side scripting


7. C#

C# (pronounced as “C Sharp”) was developed by Microsoft and inspired by the C programming language. Although it is primarily used on the Windows .NET framework, it can be applied to an open-source platform too.
This programming language is mostly preferred by developers in making 2D and 3D games through the Unity gaming engine. They also use it for desktop and mobile app development. C# is also handy and user-friendly in web development and you can even lookup examples of it on the server-side of Bing and Visual Studio.


C# is mainly used for:

•    Web development
•    2D and 3D game development
•    VR
•    Desktop and mobile apps

 

 

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Silicon Valley Associates is ideally positioned to support the continual demand from tech companies and IT Departments looking to hire in Hong Kong, Asia, and Worldwide. Please let us know if you would further advise on the above topic or your hiring needs

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