Best Programming Languages

The Top Ten

1 Java

It teaches you a lot of things that python doesn't while still being powerful and accessible to beginners.

.Java is by far the best language. Despite people saying it's difficult to learn, most people who actually use the language say it's very simple. I learned it myself fairly quickly, I'm not an expert at Java but I can certainly get what I want out of it and I'm only a 15 year old amateur developer, or you could use the term "hobbyist", either applies. It runs on all operating systems, best to use for open source, has a wide range of functionalities all the way from PC games to literally any app on an android phone. Plugins in Unity, one of the largest used engines for Indie Game Development, are easily coded in Java despite the rest being scripted in C# which is a very similar language. Java is mainly built on English and logic, there is so much you can do with it and it is easy to start with it. Huge power lies in the hands of the developer coding in Java. That is why it's the best language.

It's new power between developers hands... open source white box, and run on all operating systems

Better than anything I've ever used. The best language to learn as a beginner.

2 C++

Jave could have been better, but it takes too much functionality out. A language without pointers shouldn't be number 1, because there is too much you can't do without them.

It's really good and very nice language

Java and C++ are the best. Java is platform independent, but C++ has pointers. I prefer to have pointers so C++ it is. (Seriously, why you no have pointers D:).

Better syntax does not exist!

3 Python

It has a simple and elegant syntax that's easy to read. It is the best language out there for beginners, and it is very high in demand in the job space. You can do virtually anything with it.

All these languages are turing complete, so you can do anything computable with any one of them. But I could not find the beauty of python in any other language. Besides, it can be quite efficient in numerical computing.

Must be a top, multipurpose lang

Simple yet powerful

4 Haxe

Never disappointed by this language. If something doesn't work you will know where your mistake is and how to figure it out. Go and offer your indicating stuffs to the world.

This is a very promising solution for all big problems you may face when working with mainstream programming language, it is a place for all in one, give you the best of all the worlds, it is growing fast and getting more attention lately

One of the best ones:
- pure cross-target (compiles to whatever you need)
- easy interop with minimal to no overhead
- strong static type system (including GADTs and abstract types)
- powerful static optimizations and inlining
- easy-to-use and most powerful code generation features
- truly open-source, great community
- with all that, still simple and easy to learn syntax

Powerful pragmatic language, for very broad spectrum of usecases, target any (future) platform you can imaging. Great community. Everything is open source, no company behind it who dictates everything. Build by and for developers.

5 Javascript

Javascript is literally the best language.
Get outta here ya Python scum.

If not the best, then at least one of the most common language a lot of people, starting out as front-end developers, are beginning with.

This is the 2 in-demand programming language in the world, but good that it is the 4 best

Facebook, google, reddit, twitter, youtube, all using it

6 C

Small efficient powerful language simply awesome!

"C" it is all time best

Currently learning in this language, I'm getting a better hang of programming all together for I've studied other languages such as C++ and PHP. To know such a lower level language, the higher level languages will be a piece of cake.

I think it's a very tough one to comprehend, But I guess that's why the students learning it find the other ones a piece of Cake

7 C#

Very Good Language Easy to learn

Easy to understand the code and easy to connect to the back end..

You can make More designing

Very bad programming language.

8 Ruby

Because its magical.

I love programming in Ruby. Ruby is my babe

I really hate it

Best language ever. Free your mind.

9 Rust

I don't know

10 PHP

Easiest language ever lol.. when it comes to developing web pages.. php comes in play and it's very vital language in sense to make a web page or design :P

Php7 is improving!

Freedom language

I like it I weak in mathematics

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11 Scratch

You Can't beat the best, Scratch is the best language as it is very in depth and advanced. Most of you coders may not understand how to use Scratch but that is fine as you could learn to in a couple of years. Hands down, Scratch is the best and you can not compare it to your crappy C plus plus.

The visual programming language. Quite unique

So easy, it should be 1st!

Easiest language since breathing was invented

12 Assembly

Assembly is by far the most powerful language on this list

13 Haskell

HTML technically isn't a programming language. It's still useful for computer programmers to learn though.

15 Scala
16 Scheme
17 Perl

Powerful for programming on an abstraction level just above bash, has a plethora of libraries via cpan!

Swiss army chainsaw of programming languages

Best language ever, you can do anything with it.


A very "Basic" language, easy to learn, easy to use.

19 Lua

The best fast, portable, functional, features, simple, and versatile.

Lua is a simple, intuitive language.

is this roblox admin script

20 Logo

Good for grade 1 kids

21 Go
22 SQL

SQL with procedural features of pl/sql.. it's the back end of all the programming language.. without having knowledge of it, you are no where in the world and your front end programming language sucks.. Very Important language.. must learn it, if you like.. it's not that difficult to learn..

23 Matlab

It is a applicable programing language that is very very simple with use.

24 Objective-C

A good choice if you want to be able to write "class" in C!

Language used by world's best technology driven company Apple... Nothing to say about...

This is the language that makes so much of our everyday lives better-siri, iPhone, ipad, iPod and many others.

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