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

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We’re moving on. Next one is—this one might be a surprise as well. Rust. Now, why did I put Rust on here? Okay. If I look at the surveys, where is Rust falling? On some of these, it’s not even showing up, but it does show up as the number one most loved language, again, on that Stack Overflow Survey. What does that tell me? What does that tell me here? It tells me that this is a really good language that developers like.

Again, this is a very small market. There’s not a lot of companies using Rust. I haven’t seen it take off, but if developers like Rust the most, this is something to really consider, especially if you’re thinking—if you already have some programming language and you’re thinking about getting into a new programming language that you would like to learn. Maybe not for a beginner. If you’re a beginner, maybe don’t start with Rust. If you are an experienced programmer and you’re looking for a new language in 2018, Rust is a pretty good choice because developers love this language. This reminds of Ruby back in the day when everyone was so in love with Ruby because it was a fun language to work in.

I’ve done a little bit of Rust work and I really liked the language. I’d like to dive into it more, but I’m not really doing technical stuff anymore except every once in a while. It’s a good language to bet on. It’s not one to like bet your career on, but I would say that if developers like this language so much that it’s got a good chance of gaining some ground and popularity, and possibly at some point displacing C and C++ for a low-level type of language.

Again, I don’t know. I don’t have a crystal ball. Again, I wouldn’t bet my whole career on this. If you’re already an experienced developer, you already have some experience on your belt, it might make sense to try and go down the Rust path, trying to build some expertise there and see if you can get some highly paid consulting gigs doing Rust stuff, because it’s going to be rare to find Rust developers.

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