List of most growing languages in 2018

growing languages in 2018

Programming languages are formal languages which comprise a set of instructions used to produce various kinds of output. Programming languages are used in computer programming to create programs that implement specific algorithms. Most programming languages consist of instructions for computers, although there are programmable machines that use a limited set of specific instructions, rather than the general programming languages of modern computers. Thousands of different programming languages have been created, mainly in the computer field, and many more still are being created every year.

If you know the programming languages that make the most money in 2018 or are the most popular in 2018, you can suitably adjust the sails to focus on them.

So, here are the most growing programming languages for development in 2018.

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Python is a powerful high-level programming language that is gaining immense popularity in 2018. Because of its general-purpose nature, it’s extensively used for a wide range of tasks, including web development, machine learning, and analyzing data. According to the website’s survey, Python’s popularity surpassed that of C# in 2018 — just like it surpassed PHP in 2017. On the GitHub platform, Python surpassed Java as the second-most used programming language, with 40% more pull requests opened in 2017 than in 2016.


Ruby is another scripting language that’s commonly used for web development. In particular, it’s used as the basis for the popular Ruby on Rails web application framework. It has straightforward syntax. It's also a good language to pick up thanks to its association with great tech businesses. Twitter, Airbnb, Bloomberg, Shopify, and countless other startups have all built their websites using Ruby on Rails at some point.


JavaScript is a dynamic programming language that is mostly used for adding interactivity on websites. It’s usually painted as beginner friendly, something which has enhanced its increased usage in the developer community. GitHub, the code-sharing website used by millions of developers from around the world, also mentions that JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language. In a report at the end of 2017, GitHub stated that most of its users rely on JavaScript for their repositories. Stack Overflow, a popular website that developers use to share their skills, usually does a yearly survey to get useful statistics from the developer community - from their salaries to favorite technologies. In January 2018, the website surveyed more than 100,000 developers and revealed some interesting statistics. the Stack Overflow survey found out that JavaScript developers make about $55,000 per year. However, developers using the language in the U.S. earn about $98,000 per year.


Kotlin grew more than two and a half times this past year. It can be used to write Android apps faster. Kotlin is similar to Java, which is a major reason why it’s quickly growing. It’s able to build off of and intermingle with a very large language community in Java. It’s an easy fit for Java developers.


Rust is a bit of an upstart among the other languages on this list, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a valuable language to learn. Stack Overflow’s 2018 Developer Survey found that Rust was the most loved programming language among developers for the third year in a row, with 78 percent of Rust developers saying that they want to continue working with it. Developed by the Mozilla Corporation, Rust, like C and C++, is intended primarily for low-level systems programming. What Rust adds to the mix, however, is an emphasis on speed and security. Rust emphasizes writing “safe code” by preventing programs from accessing parts of memory that they shouldn’t, which can cause unexpected behavior and system crashes.


This language is similar to JavaScript, but with more power. Its syntax and semantics are similar to JavaScript, the most popular programming language in the world. That makes it popular with the JavaScript community, who often prefer it for building large-scale applications.


Crystal is another language that hopes to bring C-like performance into the highly abstracted world of web developers. Crystal is aimed at the Ruby community, with a syntax that is similar to and, at times, identical to Ruby's. As the already large number of Ruby-based startups continues to grow, Crystal could play a key role in helping take those applications' performance to the next level.


Java is a versatile general-purpose programming language that is used to create cross-platform applications. Regardless of the platform, you want to use for deployment - desktop, mobile, or web - Java will meet your needs. The TIOBE Programming Community Index, which gauges the popularity of the programming languages based on the search engine results, places Java as the most popular language, as of July 2018. In the U.S., the survey found out that Java developers make about $100,000 per year. Similarly, estimates that a U.S.-based Java developer makes an average of $100,873 per year.


Another solid option for web developers is PHP. This server-side scripting language powers 83 percent of websites and has been a vital back-end tool for tech giants like Facebook, Wikipedia, and Yahoo. PHP is also popular thanks to the role it plays in the WordPress content management system, which makes website development accessible to the masses. PHP can be embedded within web template systems or used to enhance the functionality of HTML web pages. It also transfers data through querying databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL. Websites use PHP for a variety of purposes, including collecting and verifying form data, creating cookies, and displaying dynamic content and images. Also like JavaScript, PHP offers a number of frameworks, such as Laravel and Drupal, which help developers build applications faster and make them more robust, scalable and secure. If you want to work as a freelance web developer, PHP is a practical language to learn.


C++ changed very little in popularity from early 2017 to now. An extension of the old-school “C” programming language, C++ is usually used for system/application software, game development, drivers, client-server applications and embedded firmware. Many programmers find C++ complex and more difficult to learn and use than languages like Python or JavaScript, but it's still used in many legacy systems at large enterprises.


C#, (pronounced C Sharp), is a general-purpose, object-oriented language built on the foundations of C. It was originally designed by Microsoft as part of its .NET framework for building Windows applications. It's the prominent programming language for building applications native to Microsoft platforms. C# uses a syntax that’s similar to other C-derived languages such as C++, so it’s easy to pick up if you’re coming from another language in the C family. C# is not only the go-to for Microsoft app development, but it’s also the language mobile developers use to build cross-platform apps. Anyone who interested in VR development should consider learning C#. C# is the recommended language for building 3D and 2D video games using the popular Unity game engine, which produces one-third of the top games on the market.


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