16 Oct List of Programming Languages for Website Development
Many technologies have emerged to facilitate browser-based development. Here, we look at those technologies in an effort to identify the best web programming languages for website development today.
A career in web development is lucrative, exciting and ever changing. It requires a particular set of well-honed skills and a knowledge of languages that you’ll need to keep updating, year after year.
Front end web development deals with the part of the web that the user interacts with – the part that pretty much everyone who uses the internet is familiar with. Back end web development deals with all those things that run in the background to make websites or web apps work, like databases and scripts.Then there are full stack web developers, who can do all of the above.
Java is the gold standard in web development all over the world, in every area. It’s object oriented, class based and works on any platform, making it extremely versatile. If you want to make your safe employable to pretty much every tech company in the world, this is the way to go.
A new kid on the block compared to some other languages in this list, Python is extremely easy to learn and is a dynamic, all-purpose language. Although more popular as a back end language, it can do pretty much anything you want it to.
CSS / HTML
General purpose, well compiled and around since 1979, C++ is an object oriented, very technical language. Extremely powerful and with extensive libraries, this is one of the cornerstone languages of back end development.
PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language used to form dynamic web pages, fast. A great choice for both front and back end developers to add to their arsenal (but especially the latter), it’s behind such web giants as WordPress and Facebook. PHP makes it quick and easy to expand web apps and run websites that have repeated server tasks .
Scalable, simple and super fast, Ruby and Ruby on Rails is a dream team duo that offers a full stack language and framework to build full programs and web apps, fast. It’s a favourite among entrepreneurs and start ups, and has a wide selection of third-party ‘gems’ (add-ons) that can make it do pretty much whatever you need it to. Twitter and Basecamp use Ruby language.