Programmers often use more than one language on a daily basis – depending on the needs of a project they are working on. Year by year new programming languages are becoming demanded, hence to stay relevant programmers must keep up to date with trends and shifts in the programming industry.
As we advance to 2021, it is a good time to update skills and learn something new. CodeRiders made a list of the top 5 languages that will rule the programming world this year. The list is based on the predictions of CodeRiders experts.
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PHP has a bunch of frameworks that make it straightforward to work with web application development by enabling a basic structure. Some of the examples of these frameworks are Laravel, CodeIgniter, Symfony, etc.
With these web frameworks, programmers experience better development by adding useful features and functionalities to the web application. No need to write prolonged and composite code to carry on web development tasks.
There are a lot of alternatives for web developers to pick from an extensive range of PHP frameworks. Most of these frameworks are open source and can be used without paying any of the licensing fees. Some of these PHP frameworks fall in the categories of full-stack web frameworks, while others are microframeworks.
Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching. Laravel has clean architecture and is composer-friendly.
Symfony is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy-to-maintain websites with PHP. Symfony can be used to develop all kinds of websites, from your personal blog to high-traffic ones like Dailymotion or Yahoo! Answers.
CodeIgniter is a proven, agile, and open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps. It is well documented and its setup is very easy.
Zend framework provides a range of features such as a user-friendly drag-and-drop editor, cryptographic coding tools, a connected Database Wizard, and instant online debugging tools. It is ideal for complex websites as it offers a number of configuration options, although, it is one of the most difficult to learn.
Yii is another PHP framework, which shines due to how easy it is to set up. It offers a robust set of components to speed up web application development, as well as a set of security features.
There is an opinion that PHP is a confusing language. It probably has equal numbers of haters and lovers. However, it is also very easy to learn. And you can use it to create prototypes of stuff and things. That is the main reason it still exists to this day with large usability and aims becoming more demanded in the coming year.
WordPress writes 90% of the web, and it uses PHP. Major websites like Facebook and Twitter started in the PHP language. PHP has a rich history and it is definitely going to rule in 2021!
We at CodeRiders love PHP to the moon and back (not kidding, haha)! And no need to wonder why. There are constructive reasons for that:
- Speed up tailored app development and simplify maintenance,
- No need to write added code and handle databases resourcefully,
- Automate customary development activities and reduce overall costs.
A while ago, when CodeRiders held a web development school, we did our best to present the benefits and drawbacks of all the main programming languages unbiasedly. We were not surprised when our students believed in the PHP philosophy and later on became PHP developers at CodeRiders Software Development Company!
Powered by Google and released in 2010, this JS framework is one of the leading and hugely popular open-source frameworks among a skillful community of developers. It helps to craft beautifully designed, stable, secure, and innovative mobile and web apps with a refined approach of developing in the least turnaround time. Angular.js is simple to comprehend and easy to deploy.
To talk about React.js, let us first mention that Facebook and Instagram apps are powered by this framework. React.js helps to develop scalable apps that meet all the dynamic requirements of today’s programming world. It is incredibly reliable and stable. Developers especially like its smooth front-end development.
Vue.js is one of the easiest frameworks for beginners to consider learning. It is inspired by frameworks like React.js, Angular.js, and Knockout.js to create an ecosystem that is productive in every respect.
Node.js is speedy and scalable, so it may be the best option for you if your apps are centered on real-time interactions and behaviors. One of its notable components is its event loop which is particularly valuable if you’re managing a high volume of simultaneous server requests.
It is worth noting that Node.js has a number of prominent frameworks (Sails.js, Meteor.js, Express.js), each with its own distinct characteristics and functional benefits.
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Java is a language created by mighty James Gosling in 1991. It was created with the following saying in mind – “Write once run everywhere”.
There have always been many critiques saying that Java will be forgotten. Indeed, it died many times but resurrected over and over, so it is still right here. According to the latest 2018 Stack OverFlow survey Java is still on number fifth in Programming & Markup Languages section.
Java is a general-purpose programming language. It has an object-oriented structure, which has become a standard of applications that can be used irrespective of any platform (e.g. Mac, Android, Windows, iOS, etc.).
Presently there are more than almost 3 billion devices that are running applications built with the help of Java. It has been widely used for web application development along with Big Data. Many of the popular websites, such as Amazon, Google, Twitter, and YouTube use it at the backend.
Java has popular frameworks too – such as Spring, Struts, and Hibernate.
Java is considered to be a good start for beginning to think like a programmer. With Java, it is easy to access and manipulate computer parts such as file system, graphics, and sound for any kind of sophisticated or modern program which can run on any kind of operating system.
Java is a popular choice in large organizations. It is widely used for building enterprise-scale web applications. However, Java has a large number of new vocabularies to learn.
Java is also widely used in Android App Development. There are billions of Android users today, so almost any business needs an Android Application. For this, Google has also created an excellent Java-based Android development framework – Android Studio.
Dart (Hybrid Mobile App Development vs Native App Development)
The opportunity of creating a mobile application for both iOS and Android users was always on the table. Businesses want more flexibility and less time to create a mobile application. A hybrid mobile app development methodology gives this opportunity. Unlike native mobile application development methodology where companies hire separate developers, a single developer can build a mobile application using hybrid technologies. Learn more about the differences, pros, and cons of hybrid and native mobile application development methodologies in this article.
Dart language is created by Google and is used for developing both mobile and web applications. It is an object-oriented, class-based, garbage-collected language with C-style syntax.
Flutter is a framework used to develop cross-platform applications developed by Google. Flutter is preferred oftentimes and professionals believe that it is the future of mobile application development. One of the biggest advantages of Flutter is that its applications are compiled to native code ahead of time, which makes these applications quite scalable on both iOS and Android operational systems. On the other hand, it is also much easier for developers to work with Flutter as it allows making changes while running the app on the simulator. Thus, it is quick to develop and runs quickly in both operational systems. On the other hand, both Dart and Flutter have UI and UX design components, which means that standard libraries give access to any native-like UI “widget” or feature that is needed to build a professional application.
Python is usually the first language taught in computer science courses because it is easy to learn and comfortable to use. Python is used for object-oriented, functional, or procedural programming styles. Python also has a large number of libraries and a very readable syntax that accelerates the development process and is very convenient to use in large teams. As we know, the future of technology lies down in AI, Machine Learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Science, and despite its simplicity, Python lies at the heart of these revolutionary sciences.
It is either an individual or an organizational choice of which language to opt for in 2021 based on the convenience and need of the project at hand. Each programming language comes with a set of benefits and drawbacks. Thus, your choice will build your current and future, so make it wisely based on your need, research, and the kind of growth you are looking for.
We are mastered in a pack of the most popular and usable programming languages and technologies. Should you need IT consulting or should you plan to develop a web or mobile application, do not hesitate to contact CodeRiders experts.
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