The Top 10 easiest programming languages to learn

The 10 easiest programming languages to learn

When it comes to programming languages, it will be hard to find an average person to think any programming language is exactly easy.  However, there are some programming languages easier to learn than some of the more complex languages such as C++, Java, C#, Angular and Objective C.

One of the top languages most will think of as easy will be HTML.  HTML is at the foundation of every web based website and application.  All web based programmers must have at least a basic understanding of HTML.

Beyond HTML, there are hundreds of other programming languages and toolkits to learn and master to become a master programmer.

Below is a list of the top easily languages to learn and the percentage of developers who are primary developers in the language.

1. HTML (13.3%)

HTML was designated both the easiest programming language to learn, and the one that programmers are the most comfortable with, WP Engine found. Created in 1990, this markup language is one of the primary tools for creating standard web pages and applications across any browser.

2. Python (9%)

Python is known for its high readability and simple syntax that is easy to learn, according to the report. “For new coders especially, the consistency and simplicity of Python both contribute to its ease of use and approachability,” the report stated. Initially created in 1989, Python has been in use for almost 25 years since its first release in 1994.

3. Javascript (6.2%)

Javascript is an open source code that utilizes a combination of C, C++, and Java functions that are designed to allow programmers to pick the language that works best for them, the report stated. Javascript also took the top spot on the list of languages that programmers ranked as most creative.

4. PHP (4.9%)

PHP is an open source, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development, and can be embedded into HTML.

5. Java (4.6%)

Java is a general-purpose programming language that is specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. Created in 1991, Java was also ranked as one of the most favored and most versatile languages to write in.

6. R (4.4%)

R is an open source programming language for statistical computing and graphics that is supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing.

7. Shell (4.4%)

A shell script is a computer program designed to be run by the Unix shell. It is typically used for file manipulation, program execution, and printing text.

8. Ruby (4.1%)

Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity. It also ranked high on the list of most creative programming languages.

9. Erlang (3.8%)

Erlang is a general-purpose, concurrent, functional programming language. It is used to develop concurrent and distributed systems.

10. Go (3.6%)

Go, Google’s open source programming language, is helpful for developing web applications with minimal frameworks, web servers, or APIs, the report noted. It is also easy to deploy a Go app running on Google Cloud Platform. Go was also ranked one of the most intuitive programming languages.