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The computer industry will always need developers. Much like with natural languages, the more multilingual a programmer is, the more they will be in demand. Fortunately, for the most part, most programming languages follow similar models and rules. That means once a programming language is learned, the majority of the time needed to study further languages will be based on learning the different syntax styles. Here are the most common languages being actively used today.

Python is popular because of its ease of use and versatility. Developers are able to incorporate it into a wide range of positions across a vast spectrum of different industries. Like most programming languages, with the right tools and natural talent, formal education isn’t even necessary. Much like Ruby, another programming language, Python is used in a lot of web applications and software. This is the main direction that programming has taken in recent years, which is one of the reasons for their popularity. It is no small coincidence that both of these languages are an open-source format. Home users and hobbyists alike can be self-taught without having to pay to learn how to use either of these languages. 

Java is most commonly found within Android applications. When a program is executed, Java code needs to be compiled in order for a program to run. JavaScript, on the other hand, is a part of the family of core technologies behind the use of the World Wide Web. Alongside HTML and CSS, Javascript helps make it possible to have an interactive experience online. Its mass appeal is that code doesn’t have to be compiled, and a plug-in is not required.

Many computer science graduates are familiar with the programming language C++. It is a standard among universities because it sets a good base for learning future languages. It is also already present in many businesses who will need to hire developers to maintain existing systems.

There are other languages that are not formally taught, but are nevertheless looked upon highly as a potential job prospect, are the languages Rust, Node, Lua and Go. Networked machines respond very cleanly to Go. It also runs smoothly and does excellent garbage collection. Lua makes extensive use of arrays and works very well for rapid prototyping. Rust improves upon C++ and is a very robust and reliable language. It also manages its memory very well, from start to finish.