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Which Programming Language Should You Learn To Make Money?

Aug 17, 2015

We often hear people ask what programming language they should learn first. But the question should be: why do you want to program in the first place? If you are interested in it because it seems fun, then any language will do.

But we have a feeling some of you have bills to pay, and you're thinking it wouldn't be so bad if programming could foot some of that.

Now the question is more specific: which programming language should you learn to make money? Now the question is ponderable, but be warned, the answer won't be the same for everybody.

The good news is that all popular languages are pretty fair in terms of compensation. The median pay today with 3-5 years of experience is around 600000-800000/year, but that number can vary wildly, and can be much higher.

The popular languages today are: Ruby, Python, PHP, Objective-C, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, .Net, C/C++.

Each language has its popular uses:

Python/Ruby/PHP are used for Server-side websites and mobile apps.

Objective-C is used for IPhone.

HTML is used for Client-side websites. Markup language for building web sites, the 'building block' of websites.

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