In our Mobile app development industry, if there is anything that grows at par with the continuous app entries in the stores and the frequent updates, it is the increasing number of programming languages to support the mushrooming.
Based on the usability and ranking factors, I have listed down 10 Programming Languages that will define the next year.
Let’s cut to the chase:
Here is the list of Top 10 Programming Languages that will dominate the app development market in the year 2018.
Swift 4 is based on the strong points of Swift 3, providing better stability and robustness, offering source code compatibility with the Swift 3 language. It has brought in enhancements to the library, and have additional features like serialization and archival. Taking iPhone app development companies to the next level.
The new version has been introduced with new workflow features and complete API for the Swift Manager Package
Swift, in comparison to Objective-C is gaining popularity with each passing day (as you can see in the image below), and is expected to completely surpass Objective-C iOS app development language soon.
Java 8 is an upgrade to Java’s programming model and is a coordinated advancement of the Java language, JVM, and libraries. The language, which is used for Android app development includes features promoting ease of use, productivity, security, improved performance, and improved polyglot programming.
The now official Google programming language, Kotlin is used for developing multi-platform applications. With the help of the language, one can create apps for JVM, Android, Native, and Browser. Since the announcement of it becoming the official language, Kotlin has been adopted by a number of companies for their apps. Since it’s very new in the industry, we recently wrote an article to help make it easy for the developers to make the switch from Java to Kotlin.
It is a general purpose language that has a variety of uses ranging from mathematical computing, such as – NumPy, SymPy, and Orange; Desktop Graphical UI – Panda3D, Pygame and in Web Development – Bottle and Django.
Python is known for its clean syntax and short length of code, and is the the most wanted programming language.
The language has a simple and elegant syntax which is much easier to write and read as compared to the other programming languages like C#, Java, and C++. For a newbie it is every easy to start with Python solely because of its easy syntax.
The developers can freely use the language, even for their commercial uses. Other than using and distributing the software that are written in it, you can also make changes in the source code.
Python can be moved from one platform to another and run in them without any changes.
It can run seamlessly on platforms including Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.
Python has standard libraries which save developers’ time in writing all the code themselves. Suppose you want to connect MySQL database on the web server, now instead of writing the whole code by yourself, you can make use of the MySQLdb library.
It is an open source program which is used to perform statistical operations. R is a command line driven program, meaning that developers enter command at the prompt and every command is implemented one at a time.
It makes use of an event-focused, non-blocking I/O model, which makes it efficient and lightweight, ideal for data-concentrated real-time apps that can run across series of distributed devices.
Haskell is a functional programming language. It is a first commercial language to enter the functional programming domain. It is a mix of a number of generalizable functions which define what a program is supposed to do., allowing the lower layers handle the mundane details such as iteration.
As compared to other similar programming languages, Haskell offers support for –
On the top of it, Haskell is one of the top 15 loved programming languages according to Stack Overflow Developer Survey.
The proprietary programming language allows plotting of data and functions, matrix manipulations, development of user interfaces, implementation of algorithms, and interfacing with the programs written in the other languages that includes C++, C, C#, Fortran, Java, and Python.
It is one of the most superior language in the programs used for scientific and mathematical purposes. According to statistics Google Trends, this language will continue to remain in the market.
From ease of development to the richness of the end application, there are a number of reasons why the world continues to see advancements programming languages – making them newer and better. Learning and using the ones mentioned in the article will definitely help you win the rat race to delivering top ranking apps.