Renew or die, as the Spanish proverb says. Programming in full swing of smartphones and laptops is a long-distance race that requires multidisciplinary hands. Little by little, traditional programming languages are converging into more powerful versions adapted to current times. Despite the fact that Java, C ++ and PHP are the basis of a large number of options on the market, the truth is that they increasingly have more branches. Swift, Kotlin, Laravel … Whether in the form of a programming language or a framework, knowing the most used languages will not be enough for us if we want to relaunch our professional career. For this reason we have made a compilation of several of the programming languages with the most future in 2020.
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Kotlin if we want to program applications on Android
Java is the current base of applications developed for Android. Although today it is still the most used option by programmers to create applications on the green android system, Kotlin was declared by Google as the official programming language in Android along with Java. Since then, the quota of use of this language has only stopped: In 2018, just a year after Google made its official support official, Kotlin was the language with the highest growth on Github.
Regarding the characteristics of the language developed by Jetbrains, Kotlin runs under the same Java virtual machine (ART from Android 5.0 and Dalvin in lower versions). In fact, it is a language very similar to Java when it comes to coding (declaration of objects, use of methods …), so it will be familiar to us if we come from the latter.
Python, the multi-paradigm language of the present and the future
Despite its development dating back to the 80s, the evolution of Python over the last 30 years has made it become one of the most projected options for the future. Being a multi-paradigm language, Python supports object orientation, functional programming, and imperative programming.
As if this were not enough, it is a dynamic, cross-platform and interpreted language. In fact, it has a multitude of implementations in other programming languages: Jython for Java, IronPython for .NET…
Laravel, the PHP framework of the future
It is not a common programming language, but rather a PHP framework that operates under PHP 5 and PHP 7. Laravel’s objective is precisely to use a much more simplified and ordered syntax.
Perhaps its greatest advantage over other frameworks is that much of Laravel is made up of Symfony dependencies. In fact, the evolution of Laravel largely depends on the evolution of Symfony dependencies. Since its launch, it has been downloaded more than 320,000 times.
Xamarin, the commitment to multiplatform language
Recently acquired by Microsoft, Xamarin is an open source platform that allows us to compile applications for Android, iOS and Windows with .NET through the use of shared code. In other words, it is not a common programming language, since the language used on the platform is C #.
According to data from Microsoft itself, Xamarin allows programmers to share an average of 90% of application code between different platforms. In this way, the coding work is significantly simplified, as you don’t have to code your applications one by one in Objective-C, Java, C and C ++.
Swift, Apple’s proprietary language that will captain your conversion to ARM
The last option is Swift, the language that Apple released approximately five years ago and that replaced Objective-C. The language in question is used in both macOS and iOS. In fact, it will be the language that will lead the conversion of macOS to ARM architecture. In other words, coding applications will be simplified when developing software for iOS, iPadOS and macOS, by sharing processing architecture.
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