“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?
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.
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 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?
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 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.
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.
What programming languages and frameworks are going to make a jump in 2015? Share your thoughts with us.