Top 3 Programming Languages That Will Define Coding in 2019



PHP, JavaScript and Java as most popular programming languages in 2019

Programmers often use more than one language on a daily basis – depending on the needs of a project they are working on. Year by year new programming languages are becoming demanded, hence to stay relevant programmers must keep up to date with trends and shifts in programming industry.

As we advance to 2019, it is a good time to update skills and learn something new. CodeRiders made a list of top 3 languages that will rule the programming world this year. The list is based on the predictions of CodeRiders experts.

PHP programming language: tech trend in 2019


PHP is among the most popular backend programming languages. Though PHP is facing a tough competition from JavaScript, the market still needs a large number of PHP developers. It is programmed with the help of built-in web development capabilities.

PHP has a bunch of frameworks that make it straightforward to work with web application development by enabling a basic structure. Some of the examples of these frameworks are Laravel, Codeigniter, Symfony etc.

With these web frameworks programmers experience better development by adding useful features and functionalities to the web application. No need to write prolonged and composite code to carry on web development tasks.

There are a lot of alternatives for web developers to pick from an extensive range of PHP frameworks. Most of these frameworks are open source and can be used without paying any of the licensing fees. Some of these PHP frameworks fall in the categories of full-stack web frameworks, while others are micro frameworks.

  • ·         Laravel

Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching. Laravel has clean architecture and is composer friendly.

  • ·         Symfony

Symfony is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy-to-maintain websites with PHP. Symfony can be used to develop all kind of websites, from your personal blog to high traffic ones like Dailymotion or Yahoo! Answers.

  • ·         CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter is a proven, agile and open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps. It is well documented and its setup is very easy.

  • ·         Zend

Zend framework provides a range of features such as a user-friendly drag and drop editor, cryptographic coding tools, a connected Database Wizard, and instant online debugging tools. It is ideal for complex websites as it offers a number of configuration options, although, it is one of the most difficult to learn.

  • ·         Yii

Yii is another PHP framework which shines due to how easy it is to set up. It offers a robust set of components for speed up web application development, as well as for set of security features.

There is an opinion that PHP is a confusing language. It probably has equal numbers of haters and lovers. However, it’s also very easy to learn. And you can use it to create prototypes of stuff and things. That’s the main reason it still exists to this day with a large usability, and aims becoming more demanded in the coming year.

WordPress writes 90% of the web. And WordPress uses PHP! Major websites like Facebook and Twitter started out in PHP language. PHP has a rich history and it’s definitely going to rule in 2019!

We at CodeRiders love PHP to the moon and back (not kidding, haha)! And no need to wonder why. There are constructive reasons for that:

  • ·         Speed up tailored app development and simplify maintenance
  • ·         No require to write added code and handle databases resourcefully
  • ·         Automate customary development activities and reduce overall costs

A while ago, when CodeRiders hold a web development school, we did our best to present the benefits and drawbacks of all the main programming languages unbiasedly. We were not surprised when our students believed in the PHP philosophy and later on became PHP developers at CodeRiders Software Development Company!

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JavaScript is the most popular language according to Stack OverFlow. More than half of all developers use JavaScript because of its swiftness, simplicity, rich interfaces versatility and extended functionalities. It is vital to front-end development and increasingly relevant to back-end development.

JavaScript is the most trending programming language in 2019

JavaScript is an object-oriented computer programming (OOP) language that allows to build interactive websites and effects within the internet browsers. It is also used in a number of popular web frameworks such as AngularJS, Node.js as well as React.js. According to GitHub, it is going to be one of the top Programming Languages in 2019.

Alongside with HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the three core existing technologies of the Web. Many popular websites such as YouTube, Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, and Amazon use it at their front end.

Most of the developers are fond of JavaScript because of its ease and ability to support full stack web and mobile app development. For instance, when you click on a button which opens up a popup, the logic is implemented via JavaScript. With JavaScript you can make web apps, server back ends, desktop and mobile apps. What any other language can give you such a power to do multiple things with one language?

There are many popular JavaScript frameworks, which are wowing developers for a number of reasons.

  • ·         AngularJS

Powered by Google and released in 2010, this JS framework is one of the leading and hugely popular open-source frameworks among a skillful community of developers. It helps to craft beautifully designed, stable, secure and innovative mobile and web apps with a refined approach of developing in least turnaround time. AngularJS is simple-to-comprehend and easy-to-deploy.

  • ·         ReactJS

To talk about ReactJS let’s first mention that Facebook and Instagram apps are powered by this framework. React.Js helps to develop scalable apps that meet all the dynamic requirements of today’s programming world. It is incredibly reliable and stable. Developers especially like its smooth front-end development.

  • ·         Vue.js

Vue.js is one of the easiest frameworks for beginners to consider learning. It is inspired by frameworks like React.Js, Angular.Js and Knockout.js to create an ecosystem that is productive in every respect.

  • ·         Node.Js

Although, Node.Js is not considered to be a programming language or framework, but a run-time environment of JavaScript. It is used by nearly half of all developers. Before the birth of Node.js, web developers used different languages for the frontend and backend. Now Node.js certainly saves valuable time, money, and manpower.

Node.Js is speedy and scalable,so it may be the best option for you if your apps are centered on real-time interactions and behaviors.  One of its notable components is its event loop which is particularly valuable if you’re managing a high volume of simultaneous server requests.

It’s worth noting that Node.js has a number of prominent frameworks (Sails.js, Meteor.js, Express.js), each with their own distinct characteristics and functional benefits:

Trending programming languages in 2019 - Node.Js

Now JavaScript is rapidly expanding into areas like game development and the (IOT) Internet of things.

At CodeRiders we are fond of coding with JavaScript and especially with Angular.Js framework. We understand that it covers a lot of development gaps and provides tools and functionalities for a better coding experience and a better product creation, so we encourage our developers use JavaScript and its popular frameworks. You may have a look at our case studies implemented via JavaScript.

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Java is a language created by mighty James Gosling in 1991. It was created with the following saying in mind - ”Write once run everywhere”.

There have always been many critiques saying that Java will be forgotten. Indeed, it died for many times, but resurrected over and over, so it is still right here. According to the latest 2018 Stack OverFlow survey Java is still on number fifth in Programming & Markup Languages section.

Java is a general-purpose programming language. It has an object-oriented structure, which has become a standard of applications which can be used irrespective of any platform (e.g. Mac, Android, Window, iOS, etc.).

Presently there are more than almost 3 billion devices that are running applications built with the help of Java. It has been widely used for the purpose of web application development along with Big Data. Many of the popular websites, such as Amazon, Google, Twitter, and YouTube use it at the backend.

Java has popular frameworks too – such as Spring, Struts, and Hibernate.

Java is considered to be a good start for the purpose of beginning to think like a programmer. With Java it is easy to access and manipulate computer parts such as file system, graphics, and sound for any kind of sophisticated or modern program which can run on any kind of operating system.

Java is a popular choice in large organizations. It is widely used for building enterprise-scale web applications. However, Java has a large number of new vocabularies to learn.

Java is also widely used in Android App Development. There are billions of Android users today, so almost any business needs an Android Application. For this, Google has also created an excellent Java-based Android development framework – Android Studio.

Java is a popular programming language to learn in 2019

Key Takeaways

It’s either an individual or an organizational choice which language to opt for in 2019 based on the convenience and need of the project at hand. Each programming language comes with a set of benefits and drawbacks. Thus, your choice will build your current and future, so make it wisely based on your need, research and the kind of growth you are looking for.

We at CodeRiders believe the next 12 months in web development industry are going to be ruled by PHP, JavaScript and Java. So, to keep on with trends, you’d better consider these languages when starting a new project.

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