Top 10 Computer Coding Languages for 2014

Written by wyncode on 26th March 2014, 11:03 AM

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10. C: It has been around for more than forty years and for good reason. When you don’t have time to do it in assembly, C is the next best thing: speed, flexibility, and even portability.


9. Erlang: When C++ programmers were struggling with multithreading, Erlang acolytes were wondering what the fuss was. Initially developed for internal use at Ericsson, this concurrency-oriented dialect was a trend-setter back then and remains vital today as core counts skyrocket.


8. Java: Java offers an excellent mix of enterprise-tested scalability and performance. The growth of the Android mobile platform, where it is the standard language, has only made its future seem that much more promising.


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7. Haskell: They may scare off less-educated programmers with their talk of monads and applicative functors, but there’s no denying the brainpower to be found among Haskell’s backers. Teaching a wide audience to be comfortable with the phrase “Hindley-Milner type inference” was an accomplishment in itself, but the boosters of this strongly-typed language have done the world of programming a great service by explaining its other advantages.


6. Python: A remarkable combination of elegance and convenience, Python has clearly benefited from the leeway afforded its Benevolent Dictator For Life, Guido van Rossum. Perhaps the most popular general-purpose language among programming enthusiasts, it also counts many fans in the world of numerical computing.


5. Rust: The engineers behind Firefox are serious about building a truly multicore-aware browser architecture, and Rust is the means by which they intend to do it. Designed to be familiar and accessible to C programmers, this new language outdoes its inspiration by forbidding buffer overflows and similar problems that have plagued that language for so long.


4. C#: While it’s the furthest thing from exciting, Microsoft’s .Net mainstay trundles along, happily doing what is asked of it without drama. A high performance runtime keeps this language delivering even as loads climb, and its static typing system helps users deliver bug-free code.


3. Clojure: Just when programmers the world over thought that the stereotypical long-bearded Lisp nut had been vanquished, a new take on that ancient language is ready to rekindle those old passions. Taking advantage of the performance of the modern JVM, along with many programming theory insights that have arisen in recent decades, Clojure appeals to both old-time Lisp lovers and younger programmers in search of S-expression elegance.


2. Javascript: Detractors have referred to its prototype-based object orientation as “monstrous” or worse, but Javascript, warts and all, has virtually conquered the world. It’s everywhere nowadays, and that fact is undoubtedly a testament to the practical aspects of its design.


1. Ruby: Best known as the scaffolding underlying Rails, this Japanese-developed programming language has legions of devoted fans of its own. In some ways a continuance of the “do what I mean” spirit of Perl, Ruby is nonetheless much cleaner, leaner, and more tasteful thanks to the talents of its creator, Matz.


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