5 Easy Programming Languages To Learn

November 9, 2021 –  José Vázquez

As technology’s development has been skyrocketing, many industries have the need for programmers, and it is highly likely that you also need a programmer for your project. Programming languages are based on code, and this code contains letters and words that have, like any other language, a syntax and a grammar. However, programming languages are primarily used to develop and/or implement algorithms to solve some sort of computer-system-related problem.
Sounds complicated? Well, then you’d be surprised to know that there are various easy programming languages to learn at your disposal. Even if you know nothing about coding, you can start programming in no time with these easy-to-learn languages!
Learning a programming language can be helpful in various ways. Depending on the language, you could develop a web application, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning applications, robotics, phone apps, even finance and many other types of applications. Thus, with so many possibilities, one of these easy programming languages is sure to tackle one of your problems and/or needs for your business!
Without further ado, here are five easy programming languages to learn:
Python 5 Programming Languages To Learn
Python is one of the easiest programming languages to learn, and it is still a very powerful and popular programming language. It is a general-purpose programming language– what this means is that it can be used for a broad variety of purposes. Be it robotics, artificial intelligence, data analysis, statistics, graphical data processing, and many more, Python has got you covered.
Although Python excels at all these things, it is also a great tool for developing web applications (especially when combined with frameworks such as Flask or Django).
Above all, it excels at ease of code readability and a reasonable learning curve, while still being a potent programming language.

Common Uses

Data analysis and visualization, AI and Machine Learning, business applications, web applications and game development.
If you’d like to learn Python, Google offers a free module you can check out here.
JavaScript is probably the easiest and funnest programming language to learn, and it is highly popular because of it. Also, If you visit their website, you’ll find that they offer a variety of courses to help beginners learn and start developing their own projects. Furthermore, JavaScript is the most used scripting language for web development (97% of websites use it) since it is the only programming language native to the web browser (meaning that it is supported by all web browsers).

Some Features

The JavaScript programming language let’s you handle your website’s general logic and procedure, as well as giving interactive behavior to the web page, some features include:
  • Show or hide more information with the click of a button.
  • Change the color of a button when the mouse hovers over it.
  • Slide through a carousel of images on the homepage.
  • Zooming in or zooming out on an image.
  • Displaying a timer or count-down on a website.
  • Playing audio and video in a web page.
  • Displaying animations.
  • Using a drop-down hamburger menu.
  • Many more features…
If you want to learn and develop your own web and/or mobile application, JavaScript is your go-to programming language, preferably alongside HTML (to edit web page display/structure), CSS (to edit web pages style).

Common Uses

Web applications/development and servers, video games, mobile applications.
If you’d like to learn more on JavaScript, here is an Introduction to JavaScript course by Codecademy.
A relatively new programming language, Go (or unofficially known as GoLang) is a powerful language commonly used for large-scale infrastructure projects. It was recently (2007) developed by Google in order to create a fast and simple programming language to use for large-scale projects. Above all, Go excels at infrastructure support, giving developers a safe and fast tool to handle servers and applications.
The Go programming language is considered faster and simpler (easier to learn) than Java, C and C++, which are three relatively easy languages to learn and read. Therefore, Go is one of the best programming languages for beginners to start programming. It is also increasing in popularity over the years, making it a good skill to add to your resumé. Famous users include Netflix, Uber and SoundCloud.
Also, isn’t Go’s gopher mascot just the funniest and cutest mascot you’ve ever seen?

Common Uses

Software infrastructure, AI applications, robotics and cloud-based applications (accessible via the internet).
If you want to check out more on GoLang, check out these resources.
Like JavaScript, PHP is also a scripting language primarily used for web development by making the web application dynamic and interactive. However, Javascript is client-based (runs on the browser) while PHP is server-based (runs on a server). 
Moreover, there are some things PHP is better at than Javascript and vice versa; which one you choose will depend on your immediate needs. Both PHP and JavaScript still hold importance nowadays and are still fairly powerful and easy programming languages to learn.  In addition, PHP has many libraries you can use to work with and program your own web server, website and/or web application.

Common Uses

Web and server programming, command-line scripting.
If PHP fits your business needs, a  great way to start learning about it is through the company’s official resources.
SQL (Structured Query Language) is a domain-specific programming language, as opposed to a general-purpose one, SQL is specifically designed to program database structures. A database is a structured collection of data held in a computer (be it personal computer or server computer accessible through the internet).
Having a database is essential for any software that requires large data storage (most software programs that involve many users) and/or that are web applications, thus learning SQL (or any SQL-based services like PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, and SQL Server) is essential for most programmers.
As it is an essential programming language to learn, SQL has a very reasonable learning curve, while still being very powerful and useful.

Common Uses

Database creation and manipulation.
If you would like to learn more about SQL we recommend you check out these resources!
There you have them; five easy programming languages to learn! If you agree or disagree with us, or if there’s a programming language we didn’t mention in this post, please let us know by writing us a comment!
Want to read more? Here is another blog post you might find interesting:Developing Software Through Open Source Libraries for Beginners

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