Although there are more than 250 programming languages out there, not all are widely used. Many are very obscure and limited in their application. To maximize your odds of getting a job using at least one of the languages you specialize in, you need to know which are most in-demand right now.  

Here are four of the top programming languages that will help you stand out in an interview.     


Developed by MathWorks, MATLAB started as a matrix programming language with simple liner algebra programming. The language can be run under interactive sessions or as a batch job. Understanding of variables, constants, expression, statements, and other concepts is required. Prior programming experience with a high-level programming language such as C, C++, or Java is helpful.  


Designed for beginners, the language was developed to help newer coders avoid mistakes common in more complex languages. The language replaces predecessors C and Objective C. As stated by Apple, Swift adds modern features to safe programming patterns to make programming easier, more flexible, and more fun.  


As a server-side scripting language embedded in HTML, PHP is used to manage dynamic content, databases, and session tracking and build e-commerce sites. PHP is integrated with MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, Microsoft SQL Server, and other popular databases. The language has a fast execution, especially when compiled as an Apache module on the Unix side. The MySQL server quickly executes complex queries with significant results. PHP supports POP3, IMAP, LDAP, and other major protocols. PHP’s simplicity, efficiency, security, flexibility, and familiarity make it widely used.  


Developed by Google and launched as an open-source programming language, GO was created to have the performance capabilities of a C language that’s as easy to use as Python. Programs are assembled by using packages to manage dependencies efficiently. This language also supports the environment adopting patterns similar to dynamic languages. GO is concise, simple, and easy to read. It allows multiple processes to run simultaneously and has a quick compilation time and rich standard library.  

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