As developers, always consider the new and emerging trends in the web and app development when you want to learn new programming languages.
The best investment that anyone can do is an investment in his or her education. It is never too late to learn something new. As a developer, do you know what programming languages to learn so it can make a difference to your career both as an employee or a self-employed freelancer?
I am no guru, but being a programmer for almost 15 years now can share some insights on what will be the future of programming amid AI and cryptocurrency trending.
As I see, the clear trend is to move towards the web and, more specifically, towards mobile. It is pretty clear and well discovered.
Web development is an evergreen technology, and freelance developers can always consider being a web developer. Next to the web is mobile apps.
When it comes to web development, there are no alternatives to PHP, and so any web developer must consider PHP as the choice of web language.
PHP is a vast choice of language. Choose a specialization like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, XenForo, or rapid application development framework like CakePHP, Laravel, Yii, etc.
PHP as a choice of Web language can be a good starting point to start learning a programming language.
In India, as far as I know, it is still not part of the curriculum in most of the technology courses and so either you can opt for an online learning course from Udemy or can choose to take up local coaching.
Here are my choices of best PHP books but if you prefer online, here are links to some of the best Udemy course on
And do check out how to make money online with PHP programming.
Moving away from the web, and we have an ever-growing market for mobile where Android and iOS are the most dominant players.
Worldwide more than 98% of devices are on Android and iOS combined. So if you are to consider mobile development, Android should be your first choice, followed by iOS.
For Android, the programming language is Java, and if you like to start, Java can be a good starting point.
Java is included in few curriculums, but again it is elementary. Here are some of the best Android Books / Best iOS and Swift programming books, but if you prefer to be taking the courses on Java, here are some excellent Java and Android courses from Udemy.
I like to keep learning new programming languages all the time. I had purchased an iOS 9 Udemy course recently. It is an excellent course, and the iOS course I recommended above is from the same instructor but on iOS 10.
As a freelancer, you can never stop learning. I still keep learning, and that is how I remain occupied between projects.
If I was doing a job, I would have switched to the technology mentioned above as soon as I could to make sure I take control of my career, and when I want to consider freelancing, I have the right kind of experience and expertise.
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