The 9 Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2016

Glassdoor recently published a report on the top 25 lucrative, in-demand jobs. More than half of the jobs listed are in tech and require programming skills. If you’re interested in a fast-growing and lucrative career, you might want to make learning to code next on your checklist!

Next, comes the hard part – deciding on the best programming language to learn.

To help narrow things down, we compiled data from Indeed.com (database including current computer programmer jobs). While this isn’t an extensive list, it does provide insight into the most in-demand programming languages sought after by employers.

Breakdown of the 9 Most In-Demand Programming Languages

1. SQL
It’s no surprise SQL (pronounced ‘sequel’) tops the job list since it can be found far and wide in various flavors. Database technologies such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server power big businesses, small businesses, hospitals, banks, universities. Indeed, just about every computer and person with access to technology eventually touches something SQL. For instance, all Android phones and iPhones have access to a SQL database called SQLite and many mobile apps developed Google, Skype and DropBox use it directly.

2. Java
The tech community recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of Java. It’s one of the most widely adopted programming languages, used by some 9 million developers and running on 7 billion devices worldwide. It’s also the programming language used to develop all native Android apps. Java’s popularity with developers is due to the fact that the language is grounded in readability and simplicity. Java has staying power since it has long-term compatibility, which makes sure older applications continue to work now into the future. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon and is used to power company websites like LinkedIn.com, Netflix.com and Amazon.com. For more info behind Java’s popularity, see our beginner’s guide to Java.

3. JavaScript
JavaScript – not to be confused with Java or mean stack development – is another one of the world’s most popular and powerful programming languages, and is used to spice up web pages by making them interactive. For example, JavaScript can be used to add effects to web pages, display pop-up messages or to create games with basic functionality. It’s also worth noting that JavaScript is the scripting language of the World Wide Web and is built right into all major web browsers including Internet Explorer, FireFox and Safari. Almost every website incorporates some element of JavaScript to add to the user experience, adding to the demand for JavaScript developers. In recent years JavaScript has also gained use as the foundation of Node.js, a server technology that among other things enables real-time communication.

4. C#
Dating from 2000, C# (pronounced C-sharp) is a relatively new programming language designed by Microsoft for a wide range of enterprise applications that run on the .NET Framework. An evolution of C and C++, the C# language is simple, modern, type safe and object oriented.

5. C++
C++ (pronounced C-plus-plus) is a general purpose object-oriented programming language based on the earlier ‘C’ language. Developed by Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs, C++ was first released in 1983. Stroustrup keeps an extensive list of applications written in C++. The list includes Adobe and Microsoft applications, MongoDB databases, large portions of Mac OS/X and is the best language to learn for performance-critical applications such as “twitch” game development or audio/video processing.

6. Python
Python is a general purpose programming language that was named after the Monty Python (so you know it’s fun to work with)! Python is simple and incredibly readable since it closely resembles the English language. It’s a great language for beginners, all the way up to seasoned professionals. Python recently bumped Java as the language of choice in introductory programming courses with eight of the top 10 computer science departments now using Python to teach coding, as well as 27 of the top 39 schools. Because of Python’s use in the educational realm, there are a lot of libraries created for Python related to mathematics, physics and natural processing. PBS, NASA and Reddit use Python for their websites.

7. PHP
Created by Danish-Canadian programmer Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994, PHP was never actually intended to be a new programming language. Instead, it was created to be a set of tools to help Rasmus maintain his Personal Home Page (PHP). Today, PHP (Hypertext Pre-Processor) is a scripting language, running on the server, which can be used to create web pages written in HTML. PHP tends to be a popular languages since its easy-to use by new programmers, but also offers tons of advanced features for more experienced programmers.

8. Ruby on Rails
Like Java or the C language, Ruby is a general purpose programming language, though it is best known for its use in web programming, and Rails serves as a framework for the Ruby Language. Ruby on Rails has many positive qualities including rapid development, you don’t need as much code, and there are a wide variety of 3rd party libraries available. It’s used from companies ranging from small start-ups to large enterprises and everything in-between. Hulu, Twitter, Github and Living Social are using Ruby on Rails for at least one of their web applications.

9. iOS/Swift
In 2014, Apple decided to invent their own programming language. The result was iOS Swift – a new programming language for iOS and OS X developers to create their next killer app. Developers will find that many parts of Swift are familiar from their experience of developing in C++ and Objective-C. Companies including American Airlines, LinkedIn, and Duolingo have been quick to adopt Swift, and we’ll see this language on the rise in the coming years.

Any great craftsman has a belt full of tools, each a perfect choice for certain situations. Similarly, there will never be just a single programming language, and each language will evolve and improve over time to keep pace with innovation.

Employees Monitoring: A Trend or Necessity

In the corporate world, where everyone works for their profit, then security of company’s privacy is the main concern for the enterprise. The main resources of these industries are human resource, and the employees of these firms handle all the main functions of the firm. So this could be the best reason for spying the employees. All the employees whose work is associated with the all the bills and handle the entire private documents of the firm need to be a spy. There are many things that will help you in making your spying work easy; the truth spy is one of them.

If we took a look in the corporate world, almost every company is spying on their employees; because of this technically advanced scenario people have countless techniques to get all the private documents of a company, and also to use it for their profit. In this corporate world everyone is busy in the rat race for getting on the top. This could be a reason why you cannot trust even on your employees. If any of the private information is leaked, then it could make a huge loss for your business organization.

Even in such technical advanced world, the owners of these business organizations are still feeling helpless, when it comes to the privacy of the business organization. This could be one of the biggest drawbacks of this technical advancement, but these spy apps and software to some extent provides you the best supervision over your employees. These spying apps will help you in making things better and safe for your business organization.

Tracking location of your employees

Tracking live location of an employee can give you hint about what your employee is doing and where. Also in this technical world, most of the deals are done thorough the technical devices and technologies like mobile phone and internet. You can also check that your employee is on time in meeting with the clients and his colleagues. Through GPS location tracking it becomes simple for everyone to check the location of your employee. With this, you can check the current location, location history, and also you can check that your employee is not visiting the restricted places.

Checking and tracing the calls

There is the very minimum amount of threat from the people outside the office, but you need to think about the major threat. A black sheep in the heard of all the employees, which could be the most threatening for your business future, that will surely not safe for your organization. This could be the main reason why employees do not feel safe for the secrets of the firm. In the past, there are many such cases where secrets of a company get leaked to the competitors, and it leads to a huge loss to the company, so it is important to keep safe the secrets of the company. Employees are the only medium for getting this information out of the office premises.

So tracing their mobile and check all the calls of the employees, is one of a measure that a company can take to keep the information of a firm safe.

Best usage of ideal time

Many employees in firms waste their time on social media and cell phones. This is the major cause of low productivity, and less efficiency in the companies work. Tracking cell phones and computer system of all the employees just to check what all things they do in the working hours of the office, is the best way. You can check this with the help of the truth spy.

This way you can secure your time and keep your team effective in working. This will also help you in saving the major parts of the company’s bills. This could help you in developing a sense of responsibility in your employees, and also do not distract the mind of your employees.

Keep attention on all incoming and outgoing E-mails

The truth spy provides to a key that will help you in entering email ID of your employee so that you can check their emails. In the corporate world, almost every work is done via the internet, through e-mails. This is a sufficient reason for tracking their emails. You can check, except his colleagues and clients what all emails are sent and received by your employee. Many times your employee’s mind gets distracted by money, and then he or she uses his or her privileges in a wrong way. So here comes the need of spying on them.

Control on your device from distances

In this technical world, people use their Smartphone to save their private data. But there are very high chances that your devices get hacked or get stolen. So by using spying app, you can control your device being far from it. You can lock your device; you can delete all the data from that and also you can upload all your data to cloud storage. You can do all these things being remote from your device. So this way you can save all your data from getting leaked.

Employee Monitoring Software With TheTruthSpy

There are many such software and devices such as TheTruthSpy that will help you in keeping your entire information safe from leaking to other competitors. With innovating new things and new projects, you also have to keep this information compressed only till the meeting room, because if that gets leaked then someone else can use that information for their profit, and you have to face a huge loss. So this creates the need of spying on your employees.

But you need to keep few things in your mind that you should not abolish privacy of your employee, just because you want to keep all your information safe. But spying is becoming a trend for everyone, but sometimes it plays a very important role for a business organization. So you need tom make it clear that whenever you strongly need spying, and then only you use this technique. So this way you can give a complete ground for privacy for your employees and where ever it is important you can tell us e it effectively.

Venus Is Hiding A Secret We Could Finally Find Out

enus has managed to hide many secrets in its toxic swirls, but we might be on the verge of revealing one of them.

NASA’s Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies (PSDS3) is now funding a team of scientists and engineers at its Goddard Space Flight Center to advance a CubeSat concept for a mission to investigate what is absorbing so many UV rays in the uppermost layer of its clouds.

When you look at a picture of Venus in visible light, the planet really isn’t all that attractive. It doesn’t have the cosmic rings of Saturn or the whorls of Jupiter or the otherworldly blue shades of Neptune and Uranus. Flip the switch to UV and suddenly you’re looking at a magical marbled orb. This is because something —what exactly is the thing scientists want to find out—is absorbing ultraviolet rays. How dark the swirls get depends on how much UV light they absorb, but we still don’t know what the absorber actually is.

The CubeSat UV Experiment aka CUVE that NASA is backing will use ultraviolet-sensitive instruments including a spectrometer, a miniature UV camera and an unprecedented carbon-nanotube light-gathering mirror, which admittedly sounds like something straight out of Star Trek, to probe the poisonous Venusian atmosphere.

The only things Venus has in common with Earth are its size and structure. Besides that, its carbon dioxide atmosphere congested with sulfuric acid clouds is nowhere you’d want to live even if you could. Unless you’re turned on to the idea of a place where so much heat is trapped by a runaway greenhouse effect that the surface temperature becomes hot enough for even lead to be liquefied.

“Since the maximum absorption of solar energy by Venus occurs in the ultraviolet, determining the nature, concentration, and distribution of the unknown absorber is fundamental,” said CUVE Principal Investigator Valeria Cottini. “This is a highly-focused mission — perfect for a CubeSat application.”

CUVE is not the first mission sent to Venus by NASA or any other space program, but it could beam back some important revelations about the nature of the mysterious UV absorber. Some scientists theorize that the absorber is dragged to the tops of the planet’s clouds by convective processes and then whirled around by wind. What we do know from previously observing the planet is that the upper layer of those sulfuric acid clouds absorbs half its solar energy in the ultraviolet. The reason it looks so boring to us Earthlings is because other wavelengths, including those the human eye can actually see, are reflected or scattered into space.

It should take CUVE about a year and a half to reach Venus, where it will spend six months transmitting data from the alien atmosphere.

Best among all Android Tracking Apps

There are a million reasons why you might want to monitor kids and company owned Android smartphones: And for each and every one of them, Mobistealth is your All-In-One Android monitoring Software solution. Once installed, Mobistealth remains completely hidden and begins instantly sending information directly to your user account, such as:

  • Real-Time Location of User Even When GPS is not Working (in buildings, etc)
  • Monitor Skype, WhatsApp and Viber Chat
  • Call Details and Complete SMS Data
  • Browsing History
  • Pictures or Videos Available on Target Phone

Mobistealth Android Tracking Software remains completely hidden so your kids can’t tamper it. To get started, all you need to do is download our Android Tracker App to your kids’ or company owned phone. Once installed, you can then access all of the data via your Mobistealth user account from anywhere on the planet. Mobistealth supports all android phones manufactured by Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Google, Acer, Asus, Sony and all other manufacturers.

Dynamic Arm Templates With Inline Logic Operators

A while back I wrote an article talking about the new “Condition” option in Azure Resource Manger (ARM) templates. This was the first step into conditional logic in ARM templates and worked great where you needed to apply a condition at the resource level. Where it fell down was where you needed a condition inside a resource, this resulted in you having to duplicate objects with different settings and work around issues like duplicate naming. In our example we looked at whether or not a network card should have a public IP. The condition worked great for determining whether or not to create the Public IP (PIP) object, but when it came to deciding whether or not to assign the PIP to the network card we ended up having to create two network card objects, one with one without, and use the condition to select which one to use, a bit painful!

I’m happy to say a new update to the ARM template specification adds more options for conditional logic in your ARM templates. In particular, alongside conditions we now have IF statements which you can use inline in your code to conditionally make choices at run time, which can be really powerful. The syntax of this is pretty straightforward:

[if(condition, true value, false value)]

These if statements can be applied to parameters, variables and most importantly resource properties. This new set of language features is a great addition to the toolbox for building more dynamic and re-usable templates. It’s not perfect, if your using IFs with complex JSON objects you end up having to store this as variables and end up growing that out very quickly, especially if you want to use an IF statement to decide between two different complex objects. Additionally, if you want to do something like if, if then, else, you end up having to next multiple IFs which can get pretty complicated to read. All of these compromises however, are still better than having to duplicate whole objects like we did before and we now have a pretty powerful set of tools to be able to control what we deploy dynamically at run time, and most importantly help us make scripts that are generic enough to share around.

It should be noted that If statements don’t do away with the need for Conditions, but more likely you will use these two in combination like we have here. Where you need to determine whether an entire resource is deployed or not, use conditions, where you need to alter inline elements use an if statement.