Without a College Degree. How we're gonna rank these programming languages from number five to number one is based on three things. Number one, the time it takes for even an absolute beginner to go from just learning to build practical real-world apps and then going on to get a job without even needing a college degree.
Number two, the job market. So what in demand for these programming languages, what's the average salary for each developer?
And Number three, what we're gonna base it off on is productivity. So in terms of development time, how quickly does it let you bring your ideas to life? This is very important because when a company is looking to hire you, they want to make sure that you're very productive in terms of your development. And if you build things quicker, you're effectively saving them a lot of costs. What they would pay a developer two times for, you can do it twice faster or maybe five times faster. And so they're saving a lot of money on you which means that they're profitable on you, which means that they're likely to pay you more.
Alright, let's start with number five:
Java is primarily an object-oriented language and it is a de facto standard, its been around forever. And now it's in most companies. The great thing about it is also that you can build native Android apps using the JAVA programming language. Average developer salaries start at $74,000 a year. The only reason it is at the bottom is that the learning curve for somebody who's a beginner, it's a little bit difficult. So take the simplest example in terms of writing the simplest program ever, in a bunch of Programming languages you can just write one line of code and it actually does stuff. In JAVA, you have to actually know about compiling and classes and command line and it's not very easy to just run anywhere on the web.
Swift, you're probably heard of it. If not, no problem, that's what I'm here to tell you about. Swift is a programming language that is used for iOS apps.So iPads,iPods,iPhones. The Swift programming language and you can use it to build native iOS apps, okay. So think about any app that you download on your phone, right, like for example Wunderlist. if you download it on your phone, chances are it's written in iOS.If you download it on your iPhone, that's what I mean. And then if you're using it, that's what it's made with. Average developer salaries are starting from $80,000 a year. So great programming language, there is a lot of future in Swift, especially with iPhone kind of you know, it's going to be around for a long time and iOS apps are not going anywhere and they're very, very powerful and needed. The only problem is that it is a little bit difficult to learn and get started with.
3. RUBY ON RAILS
Now, what is Ruby on Rails? It's essentially the programming language Ruby, but then when you combine a web development framework on it so that's called Rails, when you combine them together people call them Ruby on Rails. Ruby on Rails is for developing web applications. And being able to do it very, very quickly. So making things like e-commerce stores or something like Twitter. You can make those apps in Ruby and it's very, very easy. The learning curve is pretty simple and straightforward. Another great thing about it is that it reads like English. It almost feels like when you look at the code, you feel like you're reading English, you're reading a book. Ruby average developer makes $74,000 a year. Awesome, with that said let's move on to the next programming language
So the reason Why Python is on number one is because of mainly three reasons. Number one, it's the easiest programming language to learn. It's one of the most paid programming languages. Average salaries start at $116,000 a year. And it's one of the most popular programming languages to learn.
You have Spotify on Python, Reddit, Quora, Hipmunk, and the list goes on. So this is to show you that this is not just a beginner programming language, but then you can scale it and do really real world things with it. And that's really the beauty of it. And you can do anything from machine learning, so you can create robots that can think for themselves and do really cool stuff, to web development and creating apps, sharing your ideas with the world. You can combine web development with machine learning. You know, the possibilities are kind of limitless.