Top 10 Most Popular Programming Languages Today

2. Python

Python is a one-stop shop. There’s a Python framework for pretty much anything, from web apps to data analysis. In fact, WordStream is written in Python! You’re the best bud. Python is often heralded as the easiest programming language to learn, with its simple and straightforward syntax. Python has risen in popularity due to Google’s investment in it over the past decade (in fact, one recent study has shown Python to be the most commonly taught programming language in U.S. schools). Other applications built with Python include Pinterest and Instagram.

3. C

If you saw C on a report card, you’d be pretty bummed. Maybe a bit confused, too (is it actually a B-?). However, C is not the bizarrely bad grade it seems to be. It’s often the first programming language taught in college (well, it was for me 10 years ago).

I thought it was a nice “in-between” language in that it was object oriented without having to be fanatical about it. It was also low level enough to be close to hardware, but no so low level that you had to do everything manually. Because there are so many C compilers, you can write stuff in C and have it run pretty much anywhere.

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