The best programming languages to learn--and the worst

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  • Published January 21, 2021
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While not every programmer may follow the oft-repeated advice to learn at least one new programming language each year, most developers will continue to build their skills throughout their career. Many programmers find their job requires them to periodically brush up on new programming languages and their dialects, software frameworks, and tools. However, knowing what to learn and when can be difficult, particularly when new software frameworks and tools are created every day.

Further, knowing which programming language is best suited to help you as a developer requires that you understand what each language is capable of and why they are typically used. The following ebook from TechRepublic Premium will give you an overview of how different programming languages are used, their strengths and weaknesses, and which programming languages are the most popular (and the least popular) in different career trajectories and why.

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