From time-to-time, we keep bringing to you the lists of the most popular languages. However, apart from mastering a popular programming language, programmers need to learn new skills to keep themselves in demand. So, in this article, I’m going to tell you about some new programming languages that you’ll find interesting. These languages are rising rapidly in the popularity charts and gaining impressive reviews. Go ahead, take a look at these new programming languages that you need to learn in 2016.
We’ll be starting our list of the new programming languages with Go. Also known as Golang, Go is an open source programming language that was created by 3 Google employees and launched in 2009.
Go is derived from popular programming languages like C and Java, It offers a concise notation and aims to keep the code simpler and readable. The language designers, Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson, have said that the complexity of C++ was their primary motivation.
This simple programming language accomplishes its most tasks with just the standard library. Combining the speed of dynamic languages like Python and reliability of C/C++, Go is the perfect tool for building high volume distributed systems.
Apple launched Swift programming language at 2014 WWDC as a replacement of Objective-C. Designed to be simple in nature, Swift focuses on speed and safety. Later in December 2015, Apple made Swift open source under the Apache license. Since its launch, Swift has enjoyed an exponential growth and it has become one of the hottest programming languages out there. Learning Swift ensures you a bright future as it gives you the power to code apps for Apple’s vast iOS ecosystem.
Created by Mozilla in 2014, in the StackOverflow’s 2016 developer survey, Rust was voted the most loved programming language.
Rust was developed as an alternative to C++ by Mozilla, who called a new language which focuses on “performance, parallelisation, and memory safety”.
Rust has been created from scratch and it employs a modern programming language design. The language is well supported by a larger number of developers and libraries.
Julia programming language was designed to help mathematicians and data scientists. It calls itself a complete high-level and dynamic programming solution for technical computing. Julia is slowly gaining more userbase and its growth rate is doubling every nine months. In the upcoming times, Julia is being seen as one of the highest paying skills in the finance industry.
Hack is another new programming language that was created by another tech giant Facebook in 2014.
The social networking giant is deploying Hack at Facebook and calls it a great success. The company is also migrating its entire PHP codebase to hack. Facebook has also released an open source version of the programming language as a part of its HHVM runtime platform.
Scala is a relatively older programming language as compared to the others on this list. While one could find this language relatively harder to learn, but the time you’ll invest in Scala won’t go in vain.
Its complex features allow you to write better and performance-oriented code. This object-oriented and functional programming language allows one to write scalable code. Created with an aim to design a “better Java”, Scala is becoming an in-demand language at large companies.
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