These languages will help current and new mobile application developers navigate the programming landscape to code apps that are stable, secure, and compatible with modern mobile architectures.
As I have said previously, I’m no fan of programming or app development. I don’t find myself to be very good at it, but I am truly in awe of what can be accomplished with properly written applications, especially when the applications leverage network and cloud-based technologies to provide enhanced functionality and reporting capability while offering cross-platform support.
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SEE: Top 5 programming languages for mobile app developers to learn (free PDF) (TechRepublic)
There are colleagues of mine who have always shown this ability to tap into a program’s APIs to create helpful dashboards that can be rolled into mobile apps, allowing them to keep tabs of a number of systems or an entire site—all from their smartphones—including integrated
TIOBE releases its monthly programming languages index to detail fluctuations across the landscape. Its latest index identifies granular changes as well as long-term trends.
Software quality assurance company, TIOBE, releases its top programming languages index each month to detail shifts in the ever-evolving landscape. TIOBE recently announced its latest updated index for October. TIOBE uses a series of metrics including searches on Amazon, YouTube, Wikipedia, Bing, Google Yahoo, and Baidu to determine the rankings. Overall, the top 10 saw no positional shifts since the September report, although there are granular data fluctuations and long-term changes to note.
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Top programming languages: TIOBE October index
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In the latest index, C remains in the top spot with a rating of 16.95% representing a positive 0.77% change over October 2019. C continued its reign at the top from last month when
C# Slides in Usage Ranking of Programming Languages
Microsoft’s C# programming language continues to slide in the latest SlashData usage report out for Q3 2020.
One year ago, C# was at No. 4, and in Q2 2017 it was at No. 3.
While the language is experiencing growth in usage, “The fact that C# lost three places in the ranking of language communities during the last three years is mostly explained by its slower growth compared to C/C++ and PHP,” SlashData said.
The company measures usage mainly via questions on its continuing series of surveys conducted every six months.
SlashData’s State of the Developer Nation Q3 2020 report includes responses from software developers across 159 countries and assesses both the popularity of various programming languages and where they’re used, based on its own estimate of the 21.3 million active software developers worldwide.
The newly supported languages consist of Java, C, C++, C#, TypeScript, Kotlin, Objective C, Scala, Go, HTML/CSS, and Less. With the 11 new languages, Kite now supports 13 languages. They’re almost all among RedMonk’s list of the top 20 most popular programming languages.
Kite CEO Adam Smith tells ZDNet it will also roll out support for PHP, Ruby and Shell in the next few weeks.
Kite promises to adapt to a developer’s style of coding on the fly and suggest multiple tokens – the equivalent of words – without developers first having to manually define the structure of a ‘sentence’.
However, Kite initially only supported Python completions because its former approach required it to build a dedicated semantic engine
AI that helps developers is growing in popularity, with startups like DeepCode offering AI-powered code reviews and tech giants like Microsoft trying to apply AI to the entire application developer cycle. Kite stands out from the pack with 350,000 monthly developers using its AI developer tool.
Kite debuted privately in April 2016 before publicly launching a cloud-powered developer sidekick in March 2017. The company raised $17 million in January 2019 and ditched the cloud to run its free offering locally. In May,
Facebook on Monday unveiled software based on machine learning which the company said was the first to be able to translate from any of 100 languages without relying on English.
The open-source artificial intelligence software was created to help the massive social network deliver content better in 160 languages to its more than two billion users around the world.
“This milestone is a culmination of years of Facebook AI’s foundational work in machine translation,” research assistant Angela Fan said in a blog post.
Fan said the new model is more accurate than other systems because it does not rely on English as an intermediary translation step.
“When translating, say, Chinese to French, most English-centric multilingual models train on Chinese to English and English to French, because English training data is the most widely available,” Fan wrote.
“Our model directly trains on Chinese to French data to better preserve meaning. It
We learnt in the previous class about what a computer program and programming means.
We thus know that we need a language to be able to “talk” or communicate with a computer. There are three basic types of programming languages. A computer can however understand ONLY Machine Language directly. The earliest computer programs were written in machine language.
Machine Language: is expressed in binary using only 0 and 1.
Directly understandable by the computer
Processing and results were extremely fast
Being represented in Binary form, the codes were was very difficult to learn and understand by humans
All the data and instructions had to be manually transcribed into Machine Language (Binary Form) and all results had to be decoded from Machine Language to Human Readable form
Coding and Decoding took a long time
Length of the program used to be immense and subsequently resulted in errors
If you intend to become a successful computer programmer, or even if you wish to learn computer programming, here is some of the popular programming languages that are most demanded in the market and can fulfill all kinds of programming problems.
The basic C
C language is considered the basis of high level programming. Designed by Dennis Ritchie in 1969, C is a portable programming language. The programmer manages the memory himself in C using pointers concept and dynamic memory allocation functions. It is very fast and easy to learn.
System programming with C++
In 1981, Bjarne Stroutstup added some object features to the C language and it was known as C++. It uses the concept of classes and objects allowing reusability of code easily. Memory management is done by the programmer as in C using pointers and functions. The different classes in a program can inherit the properties of … Read More
If you understand anything about programming, you also understand that there is a wealth of languages for you to choose from. Most of them are very good to learn, while others are considered to be a little tough for someone who is just starting out to learn. Here, we’re going to give you some advice as to some of the questions that you may have regarding any of the programming languages, particularly in why you want to commit to a couple of languages, why you’d want to, and some advice regarding programming in general.
Why Single Out Languages?
If you’re wondering why you should only think about a couple of languages, there’s no definite reason why, as opposed to just prevailing opinions from experts. In short, it’s not a bad thing to do so, but programming languages are just complex and there’s a pretty good chance that you won’t be … Read More