The Languages and Frameworks to Learn in 2015

“As many languages you know, as many times you are a human being”. This old proverb can be used for the IT field as well. As many programming languages, platforms and frameworks you know, as better developer you are. So it’s always a good time to learn something new. Check-out our blog post to learn more about which of the languages and frameworks are better to learn in 2015 so you are making sure you are following the latest IT trends and opening new opportunities for yourself.

What programming languages/platforms should you learn in 2015?

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Node.js

Node.js is one of the most popular technologies used in Silicon Valley which is currently being used by Microsoft, VMWare, Ebay, Yahoo, and many other top tech companies. Node.js is the perfect skill to open up career opportunities for any software developer. Also Node.js has a growing open source community which has produced many excellent modules to add additional capabilities to the already available Node.js applications. With Node.js you can develop networked server applications in JavaScript.

PHP

PHP is probably the most popular scripting language on the web today. PHP is known as a server-sided language with files that are processed before they are sent to a client computer. It’s easily available in even the cheapest servers and runs some of the biggest web sites, including Facebook. PHP is so popular that if you’re looking for a career in the web design/web scripting industry then you just have to know it.

If you have already been working with PHP, then we advise you to check your knowledge with a quick PHP quiz.

JavaScript

If you’re doing web development, JavaScript is a language that you should know, regardless of what other language is used in backend. Nowadays you can use JavaScript in the browser, on the server, in mobile applications, and even on programming hardware. You should consider some of the trends we’re seeing in the web development today: real-time websites that look like desktop applications, heavy user interaction like drag/drop options, virtualization of large data-sets and video/audio interaction. JavaScript is what makes all of these things possible.

Swift

Swift is Apple’s new programming language for making iOS and MacOS apps. If you have been programming with Objective-C, learning Swift will be a breeze as it has a number of syntax that you may already be familiar with. Swift is a language that is tightly integrated with everything developers need to build their software. This includes not only an integrated development environment, but also various other tools, such as a debugger that can help delete errors from the code. The impact of Swift to Apple developers could really be huge in the next few years and it may achieve mass adoption faster than any other programming language in modern history.

HTML5

HTML5 allows developers to build reach web-based apps. HTML5 offers many advantages over native apps. It’s an open, web-based standard that will run on any device’s web browser. Also, the open web standards of HTML5 allow businesses and developers to control the distribution, monetization, and functionality of their web applications.

HTML5 is currently the #1 job trend based on the fastest growing keywords found in online job postings. Over time, HTML5 will get better and better and take up a larger part of the mobile application market.

What frameworks should you study in 2015?

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AngularJS

AngularJS is a JavaScript framework by Google, which quickly introduced itself as the way of building powerful web apps. With such recognition comes an increased demand for developers experienced with the framework, and as a result, you will find it included in the list of requirements of nearly every JavaScript-related job vacancy.

AngularJS is a complete solution for rapid front-end development. No other plugins or frameworks are necessary to build a data-driven web application. Also getting started with AngularJS is incredibly easy. With a few attributes added to your HTML, you can have a simple Angular app up and running in less than 5 minutes.

Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails is a software framework for creating web applications that uses and depends on the Ruby programming language. It’s a full-stack framework that covers both front and back end design. The popularity and demand for Ruby on Rails has increased dramatically through its growing community and the large amount of open-sources resources to incorporate into its framework. Ruby on Rails is the heart of sites like Twitter, Groupon, Bloomberg, SoundCloud, Airbnb, Hulu, Slideshare, and many others.

Django

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and pragmatic design. Django was designed to help developers take applications from concept to working prototype as quickly as possible. It takes security seriously and helps developers avoid many common security mistakes. Django project’s stability, performance, and community have grown tremendously over the past years.  The framework continues to add significant new functionality such as database migrations with each release.

React.js

React is a popular and fast JavaScript framework. React.j doesn’t use Shadow DOM – instead it creates its own virtual DOM where your components are kept. React uses a special syntax called JSX, which allows you to mix HTML with JavaScript. React.js is an open source that was first developed at Facebook for internal purposes. After a while, Facebook engineers decided to share their project with the world. Facebook uses some React.js, and Instagram’s website was built on React.js after it was acquired by Facebook. Other successful projects using React.js include Khan Academy and The New York Times. React has a lot of potential and is the framework to watch (to learn) in 2015.

Exciting new frameworks

Also, lots of new frameworks are appearing on the market. Meteor is a new approach to web application development that cleans boundaries between the front end and back end. It gives you an opportunity to write real-time apps. Hood.ie is a small project, but it also offers a new approach. It handles the backend for you, so you can focus all your attention on the front end of your web application.

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