The Top Programming Languages

We all remember our first programming language. Mine was basic on the Commodore64. And, we all know our favorite language – I still love “C” (without the “++” or the “#.” But it’s hard to keep up to date with all the languages and particularly hard to keep their relative importance sorted in your head.

So, which languages are considered “need to know?” Luckily, Baseline has the answer, sharing 11 essential programming languages, as identified in IEEE Spectrum.

Nick Diakopoulos, a well-known computational journalist and assistant professor at the University of Maryland, created the list by weighing and combining 12 metrics from 10 sources, including IEEE Xplore, Google, and GitHub.

Check out the list to see if you agree with the ranking. We’d love to know what you’d add or remove! And, if you’re interested, IEEE has posted an online, interactive version of the list so you can adjust the weight of each metric used to create a customized ranking.

Read, “11 Essential Programming Languages,” here.

Mike Harris

Written by Michael D. Harris at 05:00
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