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What are the Most In-Demand Programming Languages?

By Martin Schaeferle

url3If you're a programmer, sometimes it's a good idea to occasionally read up on job reports that illustrate the most popular languages on the job market. Doing so accomplishes two things. One, it allows you to keep place with your fellow programmer peers; and two, it may make you consider a change in your area of as proficiency. C#, for example, is in demand, and as a result, you may consider a C# video tutorial to help get you up to speed. That said, don't take these reports as the entire gospel truth.

For example, look at where the data is collected. Some studies, for example, look at programming job openings on Twitter. This is all well and good, but as this article notes, Twitter is disproportionately used by start-ups. In other words, blue chip companies post their programming jobs elsewhere, which can skew the results.This reality underscores the importance of knowing where you want to be. If you're aiming for a start-up, then you probably won't be surprised if like-minded surveys tout JavaScript. But if you're angling for a blue chip company, languages like .NET are likely in greater demand.

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Martin Schaeferle

Martin Schaeferle has taught IT professionals nationwide to develop applications using Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP, and XML. He has been a featured speaker at Microsoft Tech-Ed and the Microsoft NCD Channel Summit, and he specializes in developing Visual Basic database applications, COM-based components, and ASP-based Web sites. In addition to writing and presenting technical training content, Martin is also LearnNowOnline's vice president of technology.


This blog entry was originally posted March 20, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

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