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List of the Top 10 Most Popular Programming Languages


10 Most Popular Programming Languages

This list contains the first 10 of the world most used programming languagel first on our list is:

1. Java
Java is an object oriented programming language that was developed by Sun Microsystems in 1995. It uses a compiler and it is the world’s number one programming language for many reasons. Although it is popular, Java is slower than natively compiled languages.

2. C
This was developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie for use with the UNIX operating system. It is a procedural programming language designed to be portable. C programs are specifically compiled with different architecture and operating systems. It is fast but difficult to master the memory management.

3. C++
This was written as an update for C in 1979 by Bjarne Stourstrup. It seeks to bring about backward compatibility with C, introducing the object orientation feature. Till date, C++ is used in the development of games and office packages. Although it is fast, it does not compete favorably with Java.

4. PHP
This is a multi-programming language developed by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1996 with the aim of creating dynamic web pages. Over time, it developed from its unrefined form to an object orientated programming langauge. Although it has had some challenges in the past, since the debut of version 5 in 2004, there has been remarkable improvements. It is excellent in web programming and it does excellent documentation. Its drawbacks are inconsistent syntax and a huge variety of different ways for doing the same task.

5. Visual Basic
This programming language was developed for the windows platform. Over the years it has evolved and it is seen as much refined version of Microsoft BASIC which was used in the 70s. Its drawbacks is that it runs only on windows.

6. Python
This was developed by Guido Van Rossum in the late 80s and it was developed for general programming needs. It was named after the comedy group called Monty Python. It is known for the use of indentation. It is used as the main programming language for Ubuntu and Google. It has excellent readability with no known demeritis.

7. C#
This was developed by Microsoft and used as its premium language in the .NET framework. It is very similar to Java, rarely seen on any operating system apart from windows. Although it’s pretty fast, it is only suitable for windows based systems.

8. JavaScript
This is a very strange multi paradigm language. It has nothing to do with Java and is used rarely outside of the web. It was designed to script behaviors in web browser and used for web form validation. It is very reliable in the development of client side web programming and its use is only applicable in web browsers.

9. Perl
This is compiled object orientated programming language developed by Microsoft. It is seldom seen on other platforms. Its language is similar to Java in syntax and nature. It is suitable for text processing and system administration. It has strange syntax and perhaps to many ways to do the same thing.

10. Ruby
This language was developed by Yukihiro Matsumoto in 1995. It is an interpreted object orientated programming language. Everything here is an object. Even letters and numbers have methods. it is fast but its memory management can be difficult to master.

Years Developed

C – 1972
Phyton – 1980
Java – 1995
PHP – 1995
C# – 1995
Visual Basic – 1970
C++ – 1979
Perl – 1986
JavaScript – 1995
Ruby – 1995

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