Top 5 Programming Languages of 2022

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Top 5 programming languages of 2022 Yes, we know we’re already a long way into 2022, ...

Top 5 programming languages of 2022

Yes, we know we’re already a long way into 2022, but it’s ‘back to school’ time – a time when many of us think about new beginnings, goals and career changes. If you’re a programmer – or are interested in a programming career – you might be wondering which languages you should learn. Here are our top picks … some of which might surprise you.


1. JavaScript

The most commonly used coding language in the world, JavaScript is always in demand among hiring managers, making it a sensible choice for any programmer. It’s also one of the easiest languages to learn. JavaScript is primarily used for web development (indeed, most web browsers use it), game development and mobile apps. It’s especially good at creating dynamic web elements like animated graphics, clickable buttons, and so on.


2. Python

Widely considered to be the next most sought-after language after JavaScript, Python is a great choice for beginner and expert programmers alike. What’s it used for? Mostly back-end development, app development and data science. We like that it allows developers to use multiple programming styles, plus you can test as you go (without having to create and test lengthy sections of code).


3. Java

Java brings a couple of important things to the table: amazing security, and an ability to handle large amounts of data. Which makes it a great choice for developers working in the realm of finance and e-commerce. It’s also touted as a ‘write once, run anywhere’ language, since it can run on any OS, regardless of which OS was used in the coding process. This means it can write apps, not just for phones and computers, but also things like sensors and other consumer products.


4. C#

C# is an object-oriented programming language from Microsoft that aims to combine the computing power of C++ with the programming ease of Visual Basic. It can be used to create a number of different programs and applications: mobile apps, desktop apps, cloud-based services, websites, enterprise software and games.


5. Go

Originating out of Google in 2007, Go is a dynamic programming language capable of carrying out several processes at the same time. It also has a wide-ranging vocab, which means it can display more info than other languages. It’s commonly used for big data, audio and video editing, and system programming.


If you’ve got that ‘back to school’ feeling and are reassessing your career goals, why not chat to Roc Search? As leaders in technology and IT jobs, we can help you reach your full potential as a programmer.