Languages explained

The world of programming languages is always evolving. It can be hard to keep up with all the jargon. We break down all the terms you need to know to get the best talent for your business.

What is Java?

Java is the gold standard in web development all over the world and has been one of the most popular programming languages used for developing server-side applications. The object-oriented programming language is versatile and makes a good fit for any platform, particularly mobile and app development, without requiring specific hardware infrastructure.

What is Python?

Python is a dynamic, all-purpose language that continues to be one of the best programming languages every developer should learn. The language is easy-to-learn and offers a clean and well-structured code, making it powerful enough to build a decent web application.
Python can be used mainly for back-end development focusing on web and desktop applications, GUI-based desktop applications, machine learning, data science, and network servers.

What is JavaScript?

A front-end language used for creating and developing websites, JavaScript (also known as NodeJS) is a popular language among developers who need to work on server-side and client-side programming. It is compatible with several other programming languages, allowing you to create animations, set up buttons, and manage multimedia. JavaScript runs on all browsers supports both functional and object-oriented programming styles.

What is HTML / CSS?

HTML and CSS go hand in hand in front-end web development.
HTML (Hyper Text Mark Up Language) is the language of web browsers – what websites are made with. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) gives them the design to make them look cool and less basic. It is essential for front-end web developers to know these programming languages inside out and can also assist back-end developers in understanding server-side changes that affect the end user.

What is AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.
Offering a series of services such as, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), AWS Elastic load balancing and AWS S3, to name a few – AWS can use a combination of programming languages to support with app development.

What is C?

C is the most widely used programming platform that offers building elements for other languages like C++, Python and Java. In fact, many of these languages are based on C. A great option for full stack developers, it is best used for writing system software and applications, so is also a handy language for back end developers to get used to.

What is C++?

C++ is object oriented and a very technical language which is especially useful for high performance and template-heavy programmes. Extremely powerful and with extensive libraries, this is one of the cornerstone languages of back-end development.

What is Go?

Go is Google’s dedicated programming language. New to the scene, it features excellent integration, good readability and ease of use, and is solving a lot of problems that other languages can’t.

What is .NET?

.NET (pronounced dot net) is a framework that provides programming guidelines that can be used to develop a wide range of applications. Previously limited to Windows, thanks to .NET Core, apps can also be created to run on Mac OS X and Linux.
The .NET framework works with several programming languages such as C#, VB.NET, C++ and F#.

What is PHP?

PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is an HTML-embedded scripting language used to form dynamic web pages, fast. A great choice for both front and back-end developers, PHP makes it quick and easy to expand web applications and run websites that have repeated server tasks (like refreshing news feeds). It’s open source and is very popular among start up businesses, media agencies and e-commerce.

What is Ruby?

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 is one of the most valued and desirable skills out there, so definitely one to learn. It is a favourite among entrepreneurs and start-ups and has a wide selection of third-party add-ons is flexible in its capabilities.

What is SQL?

For full stack and server-side developers, SQL (Structured Query Language) is a vital part of web development. SQL makes obtaining specific data from large, complex databases a breeze and is the best choice for developers that work on databases regularly.

What is Unity?

Primarily used in gaming development, Unity is constructed on three fundamental building blocks: GameObjects, Components, and Variables. Unity supports C#, an industry-standard language with some similarities to Java or C++. In comparison to C++, C# is easier to learn and is a “managed language” that it automatically supports memory management – allocating/deallocating memory, covering memory leaks, and so on.

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