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Best Programming Language To Learn In 2021

Kuldeep is a blogger and language learner. I write about different programming language, frameworks and more.
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Programming is hard, but do you know what’s even harder?
Figuring out which programming language is best or easy to learn.

Whether you are a beginner or an expert in the field - there are so many questions that pop up in your mind when you first decide you want to code.

As a beginner, you have doubts;

  • Which programming language should I learn?
  • Does my language have a future, or it’s just going to shine on my resume?
  • Will I get many opportunities to escape the Rat Race?
  • Can I Make a living out of it?

These kinds of questions make you think broader and in a way that has a vast impact on deciding which programming language to learn.
Indeed, you can learn any programming language and get a decent job in a company and secure your future. But, when you have big dreams and want to escape from the rat race, you need to think out of the box.

Don’t get me wrong; every language have their advantages and disadvantages. But, when you want to learn a new language, you need to be sure that the precious time you spend learning a new language should pay you off.

So, I’ve curated the best Programming language to learn in 2021.

Best Programming language to Learn

1) Python
2) Java
3) Javascript
4) PHP
5) Swift

1) Python

If you have zero knowledge of programming and looking for something easy and understandable, Python will be the right choice. It’s free, seems like plain English, and has thousands of accessible resources to learn in deep.

Most of the machine learning and deep learning applications are developed by Python. Further, if you want to go into AI (Artificial Intelligence) or data science, you must learn Python.

According to SlashData, there are 8.2 million developers in the world who compile code using Python. Python offers a wide range of packages such as NumPy and SciPy, which are used in PyTorch, Scikit-learn, and open CV.

Its allow developers to write very fewer lines of code through features like one-liners and dynamic type system.

2) Java

Java is the second most popular programming language in the world. Java is used to develop enterprise-level applications, so if you are looking for a development job in a big enterprise, learning Java will be a good place to start.

The rise of Android systems has opened an abundance opportunities for Java developers to build Android-based applications. Almost every business needs an app for their business, which is a huge benefit for Java Developers to develop Android based applications for them.

Google has built a Java-based Android Development framework named Android Studio to build strong apps and set up an app on the Google play store.

3) Javascript

Introduced in 1995, Javascript is a taxed based programming language that is essential for front-end web development.

Javascript gives a richer interface to a website and mostly used to develop interactive elements that engage with a user.

When you visit any random website and click on a button that opens up a popup, the logic is implemented via Javascript. The best part about Javascript is that it can work exceptionally well with other programming languages.

There are plenty of resources and a friendly community available to support you on your journey. If you have the desire to became a software developer, Javascript is the right choice for you.

4) PHP

PHP is widely known as the best backend programming language. PHP used to build 80% of websites on the internet (Facebook, Yahoo); today, many developers find it crucial to learn PHP along with other programming languages.

If you want to build your career as a web developer or designer then learning PHP should be the first step for you. The need for creating interactive websites keeps increasing, and so does the demand for PHP developers.

PHP has a reasonable system of automation tools available for testing and deploying, and of course, the community is always there for you.

5) Swift

Announced in 2014, the swift programming languages became one of the fast-growing languages, making it easy to write software. It is used for developing software for the Apple ecosystem such as macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and beyond.

Swift's only objective is to give programmers a simple yet innovative platform to write code for Apple OS. Apple users' growth demands more and more iOS-based applications, which is a massive opportunity for those who know Swift.

Swift is simple and near-natural English, making it one of the easiest programming languages to learn.


Let me clear that learning just one language should never be your goal.

For example, The enterprise you work with might be telling you to develop applications for both Android and iOS. At that time, you should know both Java and Swift. If you work in data science learning R with Python will give you immense benefits.

Let me know which language you want to learn?

Discussion (2)

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I've bw n searching for months and found that phl and Laravel are something I just feel. Weird how that works. Python, too clunky for me. Java, nah I'll be right. Have script. I'll learn it as I need to use it much eaiser.

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Anthony Gonzalez