If you had promised you beef up your technical skills, there could be confusion on where exactly to start. So many programming languages, protocols, platforms and software technologies have emerged in the recent years and its hard sorting out. However, there have been some platforms as per Google Trends that seem to carry themselves into the future and will be worth investing time upon. Here is the list of top 5 most searched software technologies around the world according to Google trends top chart.
This list of most popular software technologies is compiled by considering its popularity based on search trend on Google. If you are looking to learn about best technology / programming language to learn in 2018, this list may or may not relevant to you as it is not including the most promising technologies like AI, Machine learning, blockchain technology, VR, Full stack development, Big data etc.
Updated: Oct 2018
Android programming language has made #1 position in top software technologies in 2017 list for the first time. I am not surprise to see Android in the list after evaluating the growth of android smartphone users around the world. It has changed the way mobile operating system works and attracts youth to pursue their career as an android application developer. If you are new in Android development and want to start learning from sample source code, you can download them at free of cost to test your programming skills.
Python programming language has secured its position in top 3 most search software technologies of USA srecently and considered as one of the most widely used high-level, dynamic programming language. It has various opportunities in the field of software development. Here we have shared beginners guide to Python if you want to start learning the same.
Earlier, it was on 4th position and now jumped to 2nd position due to recent increase in the popularity based on its search volume.
#3 SQL (Structured Query Language)
SQL or Structured Query Language originally developed at IBM in early 1970 is a special purpose programming language that facilitates data management in RDBMS systems. The basic of SQL relate to tuple relational calculus and rational algebra but provides tools that could come to great effect in working with databases. With modern businesses and workplaces running on information, SQL still hold its place as one of the most demanded software technologies. If you love playing with data, you can definitely start with this software technology which is in top 10 position in Google trend since last 135 months
This time Java software technology has slipped to position 3 in 2017 list. Developed back in June 1991, JAVA is a concurrent, object oriented, and class based programming language and had been intended to “write once, run anywhere” machine independent programming language. This makes the work of developers easier and they could run their scripts on any system that supports JAVA architecture. One of the main benefits of JAVA is its portability that makes programs run faster and on their optimal performance levels. Java is very popular programming language and one should definitely learn it to make bright career in software development.
Java secured its place in top 10 position in Google trend since last 150 months.
#5 Java Script
This is the second consecutive year, Java Script technology is in our top 5 list. It offers various facilities to software developers, especially them who are working on web technologies. I am not surprised and I am sure Java scrip will be in our top 3 list in coming time by considering the popularity of full stack development technologies like Node.JS, Angular JS, React JS etc. Now a days biggest players has launched these full stack development framework which is getting good traction in development community for both front end and back end development.
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#6 HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
This has been the basic theory to creating web pages and thereby the web sphere. HTML or Hyper Text Markup Language consists of tags and brackets that define the user experience on the internet. While we have a variety of open source and easy web developing solutions nowadays, HTML is still the basic idea that has been molded into them. If you are planning to make your career in web development or web design industry, HTML will be your first and very important programming language you must learn. Now a days, HTML5 is getting more popularity when it comes to responsive designs but still, HTML has secured in top 10 position since last 135 months.
Developed Dennis Ritchie back in the late 1960’s, C as a programming language has been the base of structured programming ever since. It was one of the first of languages to incorporate a lexical variable scope and has been one of the most widely used platforms. C compilers are now available for a majority of operating systems and computer architectures and used in both supercomputers and micro-controllers. It is C that has made the present day JAVA, limbo, PHP, Python, UNIX C-Shell and most other modern languages. C is considered as the first step for any software developers and it will help a lot to learn any programming language in you career.
#15 PHP (Hypertext Pre-processor)
Installed today in more than 2.1 million web servers and 244 million websites, PHP is a scripting language that has been defining the web world. Initiated in 1995 by Rasmus Lerdorf, PHP or Personal Home Page (Hypertext Preprocessor), have gradually evolved to include command line interface capabilities that define today’s standalone graphic applications. The latest PHP 5.5 supports generators, Zend Optimizer + and blocks exception handling.
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Please note that the top chart gets updated frequently and the popularity of particular programming language get changed accordingly.