Essential Programming Languages of 2017: Specific Functions Part 1

24 July 2017

As of 2017, various programming languages have been developed, and each of them has its own specific function. Languages such as JavaScript, Java, C, C++, and C# all seem so similar, and yet, they all serve different purposes. So this week, we will start our journey towards learning all about the different programming languages—together.


JavaScript is one of the most popular programming languages in the world—even non-coders have heard of it. While it is popular, those outside the technological sphere do not know that JavaScript is primarily a client-side scripting language. Many programmers prefer to use this language because of its compatibility with all existing browsers.

Not only can developers make mobile applications using JavaScript, they can also integrate games and other programs into existing applications. For example, because of its dynamism, Facebook developers have integrated JavaScript into their Messenger application so that other developers can make games—such as EverWing—to be played right in the Messenger window. Furthermore, with the help of front-end frameworks and libraries (e.g. JQuery, Ember.Js, Node.Js, etc.), this language can be used as either a client-side or server-side scripting language.


What powers a web application? Ruby on Rails! Also known as simply Ruby, this programming language is among the simplest coding languages developed. Because it is easy to learn, most beginners start learning to program with Ruby.

As opposed to other languages, Ruby rises above the rest because of its simplicity that does not compromise functionality. The language makes use of simple syntax, making the coding experience that much easier. With Ruby, writing and reading code has never been easier.


Java is the main language for Android applications and video games. It is a primarily server-side scripting language that is compatible with almost every piece of technology in the world. While this language was developed in 1995, it can still be found at the core of many Android applications and websites.

So here are three of the most used programming languages. Their dynamism and compatibility make them among the favorites of programmers all around the world—they certainly are our favorite languages. With these languages, we can make sure that our websites and applications have simple codes, but amazing features. Stay tuned to learn more about the other programming languages in our next post.