Best Programming Language to Learn: The Top 10 Programming Languages To Learn In 2018

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A lot of people ask me about what programming languages they should learn. I found myself in a difficult situation because this is a very hard question to answer. There are a lot of things that need to be taken into account before making this decision.


One of the easiest ways to pick the best programming language to learn for 2018 is by listening to the market.

The market will tell you what the trending programming languages are for the future. We must be aware of the trends and watching the news and the rise of new technology so we can adjust the sails on which programming languages to learn, especially in 2018 with a lot of new things coming up.

This post was not based solely on my opinion. I researched a lot and I came up with these top 10 programming languages to learn in 2018.


The first one on this list is JavaScript. Now, I have a love-hate relationship with JavaScript if you know me. I’ve written some nasty articles about JavaScript in the past and I don’t really like the language. But when I look at the surveys it’s pretty clear that Javascript can’t be all that bad. The first one I’m looking at here is the stack overflow survey they did and by far and large, JavaScript was the most popular programming language with 65% of people using it and they have this thing divided up. We’ll put the video or the graphic up. Basically, using it regularly 65% and then like 5% of people were going to adopt or migrate to it.

Top Programming Languages to Learn in 2018. Stackoverflow.

I mean if you’re looking to become a software developer today, a web developer, you’re pretty much going to be using JavaScript. If you’re thinking about learning a new programming language, you don’t know much JavaScript or you’re a new developer, you’re probably going to find a job if you know JavaScript. Therefore JavaScript is a really good language to learn.

Now, I would argue to say that JavaScript alone is sort of like SQL. It’s not enough. There are some pure JavaScript. Obviously, you can use like node.js and you can do pure JavaScript type of programming, but it’s not a language that I think in a lot of corporate environments is going to be used exclusively. You probably need to know another programming language as well.

With that said though, also as I’ve said some nasty things about JavaScript in the past, I’ll admit it, it’s become better. The newer version of ECMAScript has really improved it and it’s actually a decent language to use now. JavaScript is definitely a top programming language to learn in 2018 and I would recommend it. I mean if you don’t know JavaScript and you’re just starting out, 2018 might be a good time to actually learn JavaScript.

I actually do have a course on this that I sell, but I didn’t actually create the course. A really good expert on JavaScript created it. It’s called JavaScript LaunchPad and that will help you to really gain a good understanding and grasp of JavaScript. I’d recommend that. Check it out if you want to really get in depth knowledge and really understand it. Get the Launchpad here: Javascript Launchpad.

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