TOP 3 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES THAT GUARANTEE JOB SECURITYJul 01, 2015
When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use -- and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google Go or Apple Swift.Here are the programming languages you should learn if you always want to have a job, as suggested by the popular TIOBE Index and Redmonk Programming Language Rankings.
This language for programming web sites is incredibly common — some estimates say it powers one-third of the web. Big sites like WordPress, Facebook, and Yahoo use it.
However, there are also many programmers who hate PHP with a passion — Stack Exchange founder Jeff Atwood once wrote "PHP isn't so much a language as a random collection of arbitrary stuff, a virtual explosion at the keyword and function factory."
The original C programming language was so influential that it inspired a lot of similarly-named successors, all of which took their inspiration from the original but added features from other languages.
Objective-C has grown in popularity as the standard language to build iPhone apps, though Apple's been pushing its own Swift language, too.
Microsoft's Visual Basic (and its successor, Visual Basic .NET) tries to make programming easier with a graphical element that lets you change portions of a program by dragging and dropping.
It's old, and some think it lacks features compared to other languages. However, courtesy Microsoft's backing, it's still got its users out there.