7: Python: Python dates back to 1989 and is loved by its fans for its highly readable code. Many programmers believe its the easiest language to get started with.
Taylor Swift rocks an iPhone circa 2012.
5: Java: Java was originally invented by Sun Microsystems in 1991 as a programming language for interactive television systems. Since purchasing Sun, Oracle has turned Java into a powerhouse. The programming language is the most common way to build Android apps.
8: C: This language, pronounced C-Sharp, was developed by Microsoft. Its a rival to the even more popular Java and largely used by business software developers.
Herme Herisyam/Malaysias Civil Defence Force
9: PHP is used for websites and apps that are heavy on data. It even powers WordPress and Facebook. But many programmers hate PHP with a passion. PHP isnt so much a language as a random collection of arbitrary stuff, a virtual explosion at the keyword and function factory, Stack Overflow founder Jeff Atwood once wrote.
Business Insider Intelligence Exclusive On Artificial Intelligence
A vertical stack of three evenly spaced horizontal lines.
Its a good time to learn how to code.
Fortunately, Stack Overflow the go-to question-and-answer site for programmers all over the world tracks the most popular languages in its annual developer survey. Forthe 2018 report, Stack Overflow got answers from over 100,000 developers, making it a great peek into the technologies that programmers are taking to work.
3: Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS, is the programming language thats widely used to design websites and browser-based apps.
11: C, one of the oldest programming languages still in common use, was created in the early 1970s. In 1978, the languages legendary and still widely read manual, The C Programming Language, was published for the first time.
Sergio Caltagirone via Wikimedia Commons
The slippers on display at the Smithsonian.
The 14 most popular programming languages, according to a study of 100,000 developers
10: C++ is an offshoot of the C programming language. It was originally created in 1983, and can be found in everything from desktop web apps to server infrastructure.
* Copyright © 2018 Insider Inc. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our
San Francisco just voted to regulate the glut of shared electric scooters that startups are putting all over the citys streets
Members of Malaysias Civil Defence Force hold a python believed to be 26 feet long and found on Penang island.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers the keynote address during the Microsoft Build 2016 Developer Conference
13: Ruby has won lots of acclaim for being easy to read and write. Also popular is Rails, an add-on framework for Ruby that makes it simple to build web apps. The languages official motto is A programmers best friend.
2: HTML: Although it technically isnt a programming language its a markup language HTML is the basis for the structure of every single website.
14: Swift was released by Apple 2014, touted as a better and easier way to build software. Swift has become trendy; Lyft, among others, used it to make its iPhone app.
6: Bash/Shell: Shell isnt exactly a programming language. Instead, a shell script instructs an operating system to automatically run a pre-designed list of commands. For instance, a shell script might have an operating system convert every .bmp file to a .jpg whenever its run.
4: SQL, pronounced sequel, stands for Structured Query Language. It lets you deal with large amounts of data by accessing and managing databases. Most of the time, its used in conjunction another language, like PHP.
The job market is growing and demand for software engineers is increasing, according to theBureau of Labor Statistics. But before you can land a programming job, you need to learn at least one major programming language.