Anyone who has taken a glimpse into the world of coding will know that there are hundreds of languages to learn. Whether you’re an experienced programmer or a newbie planning to pick up a new skill, it can be hard to know which ones you should focus on.
According to CodeLani, it’s estimated that there are between 250 and 2,000 coding languages. Since the appearance of high-level programming language Fortran in 1957, there have been massive advancements in this area.
A more recent insight came from freelancing platform Upwork, which compiled a list of the 15 highest-paying programming languages based on the rates of freelancers on its site. Topping Upwork’s list were Objective-C, Golang, Windows Powershell, Excel VBA and Kotlin.
This infographic from software company Flyaps takes another look, assessing the languages used by 25 different Fortune 500 companies when developing new products. Variations in the tools different companies adopt are mainly due to speed, reliability and scalability.
The infographic also lists some the languages used by programmers at tech giants such as Apple, Dell, HP, IBM, Google, Twitter and more.
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