Develop software was never better valued and paid: the deficit of developers is patent in the United States, where the demand for this type of job is huge, something it has done that form in this segment sole to be a guarantee of finding (a good) job.

Obviously when one begins to approach this segment the question is clear: What programming language should choose to start? Although there is no one single answer, but what is certain is that there is some especially popular languages that can help guide you to that first training option.

The popularity has many faces

There are many factors that come into play when determining the popularity or interest generated by a programming language. IEEE Spectrum for example uses parameters that take into account the demand for employment related to those languages and Open Source projects based on these programming languages.

Another of the best-known indices, Tiobe, is based primarily on the aggregation of search engines Internet (what is the most searched) to determine those especially popular languages, while PyPl measures that relevance according to Google offers about every programming language tutorial.

On ZDNet wanted to combine all these indexes to make a final ranking which could assess a global popularity index, and the result was surprising, with three main groups of languages protagonists.

Java and C are still Kings

In the first group were Java, C, Python and C++, languages already very veteran and received massive in all kinds of scenarios. Maturity, support communities around all these languages has served to strengthen its position in the market, and of course be familiar with these languages is important for facing new challenges in this field.

In the second set they would be JavaScript, PHP (both very linked to web development), C# (if you want to focus on Microsoft environments, this is the option) and Swift (the language that Apple has already promoted a couple of years).

The third group would be formed by Objective-C (also from Apple, and that is being “cannibalized” by Swift) and a surprise protagonist: R, a statistical computation-oriented language that despite carrying more than 20 years in the limelight is when it has become now popular thanks to the development of disciplines as the science of data that is closely associated with Big Data.

Learn how to program consists of programming

All this leads to some conclusions: Java is certainly a safe bet because of his enormous popularity, and probably is a good way to begin to form in a very different field. Others believe that JavaScript is much more interesting as a first option, and the truth is that his presence in all kinds of projects on the internet is patent.

As it is very difficult – not impossible – to determine if there is a language that is clearly superior in interest to another (or almost humorous capabilities): each one has its relevance in according to scenario and it is advisable to know towards which field we want to direct our steps (mobile applications, applications and web services, scientific programming, video games, artificial intelligence…) to start select that candidate. From there the recommendation of those who are professional developers is compelling: practice, read the code of others and write your own code. This is true for adults and for children, who increasingly have more tools adapted to them to take those first steps.

The truth is that each developer typically has your language preferred by the comfortable feeling with him in his day to day, but recommend a first language to learn is very complex. Many developers They recommend to go to something much more general and soak up that today is considered as one of the most important treaties of programming, the famous ‘The Art of Computer Programming’, by Donald Knuth.

The truth is that the best you can do if you are considering you a future in this field is to quickly choose a candidate to then start working with it, something that pointed out our colleague Txema Rodríguez, professional developer. There are more resources training than ever, both of how free payment, and services like GitHub are excellent public showcase your talent and that of others. Know what the programming language most important of the world may not be so important after all: importantly, get to work and start chopping code as soon as possible.

The practice will do the rest. By the way, If you want to get into this world, attentive to Engadget and especially Genbeta Dev, our two publications completely oriented to the world of software and software development.

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