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Picking Your First Programming Language Based on Lifestyle Factors

How to Pick Your First Programming Language Based on the Life You Want JAVA SCRIPT C+ JAVA ΡYTHON MATLAB PHP RUBY There are a lot of opportunities and possibilities out there in the programming world! We found some useful trends that make it easier to decide where to start. - Data is based on IEEE Spectrum's Top 10 Programming Languages 2014 Rankings. - APPLICATION SALARY If career flexibility is important to you, learning If money drives you, study Ruby, Matlab, or Python. Python or C++ allows you to work in most major They have the three highest average salaries of types of programming, from creating games to the top ten languages and are the only languages building embedded systems. If you choose that pay over $100,000 per year on average. If you JavaScript or PHP, however, be prepared for a career study PHP or C#, expect a lower (though still in web development. Likewise, studying Matlab or R lucrative!) salary- both average a little below primarily qualifies you for a career in data analysis. $90,000 per year. WEB DEVELOPMENT c CRIPT C+ JAVA PYTHON RUBY GAME DEVELOPMENT RUBY +-- МATLAB PYTHON C+ JAVA PYTHON RUBY JAVA C++ JAVASCRIPT MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT R PHP JAVA DATA ANALYSIS Lul PYTHON MATLAB EMBEDDED SYSTEM PROGRAMMING GEOGRAPHY e five states shown here have the highest CALIFORNIA number of job openings in the country for programmers according to Java and PHP JavaScript are the top languages hired for in most states, making them good choices if you prefer that your career doesn't dictate your location. R California, of course, has job openings aplenty for programmers of all stripes, though that abundance JAVASCRIPT comes with a high cost of living. Python and Ruby jobs are especially concentrated in California, where companies like Google use Python and Airbnb uses JAVA Ruby, but the state is comparatively low in C# jobs. PYTHON 1000 JOB OPENINGS RUBY NEW YORK TEXAS MASSACHUSETTS VIRGINIA PHP JAVASCRIPT JAVA ΡYTHOΝ MATLAB RUBY POPULARITY Python, used at both Google and Facebook, is the fastest growing language of the bunch based on the percentage of Google searches in the US for Python tutorials versus other language tutorials. Java, PHP, and C++ held a lot of interest a decade ago, but searches for related tutorials been on the decline (though there are still a ton of Java job openings across the country, including at Apple!). JAVA SCRIPT PHP (%) ................. 2005 2010 2015 2005 2010 2010 2015 2005 2005 2010 2015 C++ JAVA PYTHON MATLAB RUBY (%) CONCLUSION There are so many ways to combine the data to find what works for you. Python is a popular, growing, well-paid language that allows you to work in applications from web development to data analysis and embedded systems. There are JavaScript jobs available across the country, making JavaScript a great choice if you want freedom of location. If you live in California and want to find a career with the highest average salary to compensate for the high cost of living, you might consider Ruby. What are your priorities? Once you've identified what they are, let them be your guide in choosing where to start! SOURCES PRESENTED BYUDACITY.COM Application: Udacity UDACITY Job openings across the country (March, 2015): Indeed Salary (US Data): Indeed, Glassdoor, and The Brookings Institution Google search volume for tutorials (US data): PYPL Index 1.461

Picking Your First Programming Language Based on Lifestyle Factors

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Picking your first programming language can be overwhelming with all of the choices. This infographic by Udacity simplifies the process. Beginners are guided to pick their first programming language b...



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