App Development Programming Languages
Want to become more familiar with app development programming languages? Whether a developer “newbie” or simply interested in continuing your app development education, check out some of the most popular programming languages used today:
Java remains one of the most viable back end-building languages for enterprise-web applications. Developed by Sun Microsystems and now owned by Oracle in the ‘90s, it’s also used for web-based content, games, and mobile apps. Designed to work across multiple platforms, Java is the go-to language for developing native Android apps.
- Object Oriented;
- Portable – “Write once, run anywhere” principle;
- Network Resources – Contains multiple libraries to interact with TCP/IP, HTTP and FTP protocols;
Became open-source software in 2007.
The main language for developing on Microsoft platforms, C# has been hailed as the “quickest way to harness all that Microsoft offers.” It’s also used for game development, particularly on the Unity game development engine.
A programming language that can do practically anything, including data analysis, web apps, user interfaces, and statistics, Python has also been utilized as a powerful tool for data scientists in any industry to work through sizable data sets.
- Beautiful is better than ugly
- Explicit is better than implicit
- Simple is better than complex
- Complex is better than complicated
- Readability counts
This free, server-side language works for app development and websites, and may be directly embedded into an HTML source document as opposed to an internal file. A popular option for web developers, PHP powers WordPress and Facebook among millions of other sites.
- Lot’s of information online;
- Relatively easy to start with;
- Great community behind;
- Lot’s of Frameworks to help you start;
Used by the Apple operating system, Objective-C is a general-purpose language powering OS X, iOS, and APIs. It may also be used to create iPhone apps.
- The language behind the first iOS;
- Easier if you already know some C;
- Replaced by Apple in the 2014 WWDC for Swift;
This post was kindle produced by Keving Shaggs, managing partner at Zapporoo, a company working on App Design and Development.