The development and evolution of the software industry has transformed and impacted almost every aspect of human life. Thus it is no wonder that the demand for software jobs and programming remains high as there is a constant requirement for high skilled programmers that can develop and deploy efficient software systems for the multiple daily life operations. There are various programming languages that are used extensively and some not as common. Some of the most popular and widely used programming languages include Java, C, C#, PHP, Python, Ruby, Perl, SQL and Swift. Each of these languages are implemented in different applications and systems based on the requirements as well as the framework.
Documenting and understanding the various programming languages
Let us have a look at some of these programming languages, their characteristics and where are they mostly used.
Java: Java is one of the most fundamental and widely used programming language across the software industry and it is used in multiple applications as well as software systems across the board. Java is used in multiple mobile based applications, desktop enterprises, android apps and various other enterprise level applications. Java is similar to the C# in the sense that both are optimized for coders and implement stricter regulations to avoid programming mistakes. The code in Java must be compiled on a lower level code before you can run it and all the variables must be declared with the name and the type. The Java programming language implements a methodology or a philosophy known as the “Object Oriented Programming” and it requires that all the code must belong to the object.
People that use the Java programming language typically use a form of IDE, also known as integrated development environment, for building their code and it provides them multiple tools as well as features to help them with their programming. Some of the amazing features that you get with integrated development environment is suggestions for auto completion, automatic highlighting and detection of the errors. Some of the rules in the Java language or code will ensure that the certain type of errors are detected before you even run the code. This is particularly helpful and of great assistance when you are programming any development language. Java is generally not used for the compilation of simple scripts and it is not as widely used for the quick creation of the dynamic websites. Some of the amazing benefits that programmers get when they code their programs in Java programming language includes the power of portability that Java offers within the network. The source code is compiled in the byte-code that can run anywhere within the network, either the server or the client that has the JVM which is Java virtual machine. Java is object oriented and the programming that you get in Java is robust. Java also offers the tools for the security of the data and the applets in Java provide flexibility. Also the Java programming language is easy to learn and implement with its syntax somewhat similar to the C++. The major platforms that are used by the developers for writing their Java codes include Java SE, Java EE and Java ME.
PHP: PHP is a programming language that is built for the purpose of creation of dynamic web pages and it basically runs on server side. The majority of the scripts and websites are made using the PHP. The web hosts are often provided with the list of the one-click-install scripts. The PHP is ideal for you if you want to enable the creation of a plug-in for the WordPress or want to work with same script that runs the Wikipedia. Speaking in practical terms almost all the dynamic hosts make use of the PHP and it is very straight-forward to use it. PHP though, does comes with its own issues such as inconsistencies, quirks and messy syntax. However there have been improvements to the PHP over a period of time and if you want to create dynamic web pages then this is a good language to learn.
C#: The C# can be referred to as “Microsoft’s Java”. While the C# doesn’t offer the same support for multiple platform like Java does but it does work well with the other offerings of the Microsoft. If you are working in a Microsoft application environment then it makes sense to use and deploy the C# language. Recently Microsoft has started to consciously open source the C# and the associated technologies. If you are looking to work on Windows applications then C# is a good language to learn.