What Language to Focus on? (New Progamming Languages Since 2000)

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If you are a developer looking to increase their experience and professional appeal, then you know that learning a new language is always a good strategy. However, how does someone choose what language to focus on when the options are so plentiful? Here’s one piece of advice to consider: While there are new languages springing up all the time, most are derivatives of open source projects, thus disappear quickly. If you see a new programming language bubble up to the surface, don’t jump on it. Do your homework and find where it’s originated from and if it looks like it may stick around. To help you on your journey, here are 3 of the most promising new languages introduced since the 2000’s, in no particular order.

  1.  Dart is an open source language developed by Google in 2011, and is meant as a replacement for JavaScript.
    It is important because it is designed for building web applications that facilitate large-scale coding projects, something for which JavaScript is not all that suitable for. At this time, applications can run in the Dart VM built into Chrome, or other browsers through cross compile to JavaScript. Why learn Dart? If you’re someone who plans to work heavily with Chrome, Dart will enable you to execute your tasks more proficiently. Naturally, there’s another side of opinion. Microsoft for example stated that Dart was created upon the belief that JavaScript has fundamental flaws and needs to be replaced in regards to both syntax and runtime. Microsoft not only disagreed with this thought process, but went on to release a JavaScript superset language of their own, TypeScript. We won’t be getting into that here though since currently it’s just Microsoft’s way of combating Google

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