Welcome back! When discovering which programming languages to learn, it maybe best to work backwards and find out which languages the top tech companies are using right now. Let’s take a look at Google and which programming languages they actually use!
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Now let’s go into detail for all of these languages:
C / C++
Go is actually a lesser known language, commonly known as Golang, this language was actually built by Google themselves. Based on what i’ve seen, it is commonly noted to be fairly similar to C, but there are a few notable differences. First off, Go has memory safety, garbage collection, structural typing and CSP-style concurrency, so even though it’s not as popular as C, there are still some massive reasons to learn this language since Google built it themselves.
This one is a no brainer, Java is a massively popular language that has tons of different uses. Java is commonly used to develop out mobile or desktop applications, programming out embedded systems or even handling many data processing tasks. This was actually one of the first programming languages I learned, although I don’t use it as much anymore, this is a very powerful language for sure.
Now this language I haven’t used before, just kidding! Python is one of the best programming languages i’ve ever used and it’s no surprise Google uses it as well. First off, we’ve seen Google develop tons of courses on learning Python since it’s a massive language they use. Although they probably use it for more than this, machine learning is a massive area that Google has invested in, they’ve created tons of machine learning frameworks within their package TensorFlow, so it’s no secret Python has a very large presence within Google.
There you have it! Hopefully this shed some light into your programming language journey, even though i’ve been programming for a while, it’s still extremely important to be learning other languages to become a well rounded engineer.