The debate over the most popular web programming languages continues. Popularity is measured using several aspects such as the number of new applications being written in the programming language, existing applications, number of developers who use the language, web searches, jobs available and their corresponding salaries. Also visit Advantages of College Internships if you are interested in getting a head start in the computer programming profession.
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By far the most popular web programming language is Java, which is object-oriented and is widely used for graphical and server-side frames. Java is also quite a strict language. Java was originally developed in 1995 by Sun Microsystems and derives most of its components from C and C++.
The popularity of C# and C++
The salary range you can expect is rather wide, depending not only on experience but also on location, popularity and usage of the language. In some salary surveys, Haskell and Erlang programmers were the highest paid, earning as much as $198,000 and $99,000, respectively. Java, VisualBasic.Net and C# programmers will continue to be in demand and could see salary increases. Linux programmers have been highly paid due to the large number of web servers, although their salaries are not likely to increase in the near future.
Languages of the future
One of the most discussed programming languages recently has been C, which is staying well ahead of all other languages. Even though it is not the easiest of languages, its features, flexibility and widespread applicability has led it to remain as the foremost programming language. Other languages that will see a brighter future include Erlang and OCaml, which have special features that our current languages do not have.
Languages that have the right amount of complexity, such as C++ and Java, which are relatively easy to copy, are forgiving but still do the task at hand, will continue to be in demand. C# promises to be one of the most in demand programming languages in the future. The Ruby on Rails platform is poised to grow as well.
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