Which Programming Language Is Most Important To You In 2016?


most important programming languages 2016Short Bytes: A programming language that’s important to you, might not be valuable to your friend. To address the needs of different people, IEEE Spectrum has prepared an interactive list of programming languages. Here, you can pick your priorities and metrics to get a list that’s useful to you. 

For a programmer, it’s important to identify the right skill sets needed to make an impact. One should be aware of his/her needs and learn new technologies that fulfill the industry requirements. For example, if you wish to develop native Android apps, you need to master Java and Android SDK. Similarly, JavaScript is the language of the web and programmers need it to create dynamic websites.

To make you aware of the latest programming trends and job openings, we keep bringing the updated lists of programming languages. Recently, we shared RedMonk’s index of top 21 programming languages, based on the data from GitHub and Stack Overflow.

Today, with the EIEEE Spectrum ranking, we’ll help you find the programming languages that are most important to you.

IEEE Spectrum has prepared an app that ranks the popularity of dozens of programming languages. Before telling you more about this interactive list of programming languages, let me tell you the metrics and sources used to rank these technologies.

The final set of 48 programming language was ranked on the basis of their share in Google Search, Google Trends, Twitter, GitHub, Stack Overflow, Reddit, Hacker News, CarrerBuilder, Dice, and IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Below is the list of top 10 programming languages that echo the interest of IEEE members:

  1. C
  2. Java
  3. Python’
  4. C++
  5. R
  6. C#
  7. PHP
  8. JavaScript
  9. Ruby
  10. Go


But, what if you don’t find your profile resonating with an average IEEE member? Well, you have the option to filter the results, adding/removing metrics. You can also customize the weighting according to your need.

You can see different versions of the list of top programming languages based on platform (Web, Mobile, Enterprise, Embedded). You are also given the choice to see which languages are the most important in open source hubs and job market.programming languages 2016 open source

Here’s the link to this interactive list of the top programming languages of 2016. Go ahead, set your metrics, and find which programming language is most important to you.

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Also Read: Top 100 Most Popular Programming Languages Of 2016

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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