Best Programming Languages


The Top Ten

1 Java

.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. - LordKeravrium

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

The _huge_ standard library makes development a lot quicker since you doesn't have to do much work yourself.

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

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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:).

C++ is growing obsolete unless you're making games or financial systems. This language isn't really great and the tools for it are very primitive. Unless you REALLY need performance, I'd recommend you just use Java.

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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

You can do machine learning

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4 Javascript

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

I like it, in fact, it powers thetoptens!

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5 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 like the pointers. - S235

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6 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

Reasons C# is better than Java
>Unsigned Types
>True Generics
>Lambda Functions done right
>Dynamic Types
>Passing By-Value (Java is always by Reference)
>Proper Concurrent Programming (async/await, Tasks, etc)
>Supported Everywhere (Android, iOS, Linux, OSX, etc etc) Thanks to Xamarin/mono and.NET Core
>More Open (Source Code on GitHub)
>Not Oracle
>Not Oracle

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7 Ruby

Because its magical.

Best language ever. Free your mind.


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 - Dirty_Johnny

Php7 is improving!

I like it I weak in mathematics

I love php

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9 Rust
10 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.

So easy, it should be 1st!

Easiest language since breathing was invented

the Best

The Contenders

11 Assembly

Assembly is by far the most powerful language on this list

12 Perl

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.

14 Logo

Good for grade 1 kids

15 Scala
16 Assembler

A lightning fast language once you get it working!

Perfect if you want perfect programs, but it can be a pain to debug. I'd say the nasm syntax is the best of all assemblers.

17 Go
18 Delphi

Delphi is multidevice programming language its can create Win7 32 & 64 bit, apps Win 8 32&64 bit apps, Mac OS X, IOS, Android anounced and work with multi Database systems and whats priority all platform apps is native.

19 Lua

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

Lua is a simple, intuitive language.

20 Matlab

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

21 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.

22 Haskell
23 Scilab
24 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.. - Dirty_Johnny

25 Batch
26 Pascal
27 Erlang
28 Prolog
29 ColdFusion
30 Blender

Blender isn't even a programming language. Why is it on here. Blender is a design and animation software, not a programming language.

32 Visual Basic

Why is this piece of trash doing here? - 50

33 Brainf***

Piece of trash

I think that brainf*** is the greatest programming language in the world, duh!

34 Swift

Apple will fight Google for control of the world but with Swift Apple will win

In 2014 announced programming language by apple at wwdc

35 Fortran

If anything, I'm surprised it wasn't previously here. - PositronWildhawk

36 Malbolge
37 Shakespeare Programming Language

This DOES exist, search it up. It's an esoteric language. - 50

38 Dart

Dart is growing rapidly it ll be at its best soon

39 Lisp

The Lisp-machine never stops going!

The Lisp machine never stops going!

41 Machine Code

It is the brick that started it all. Without Machine code there would be no programming languages.

42 Lolcode
43 TCL
44 Node.js
45 GML
46 Haxe
47 Whitespace
48 AsciiDots
49 Piet
50 React
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