The Three Programming Languages
Description:Learning these three programming languages don't enhance your opportunity to get a good software development job. Additionally, you should have Mathematics, Commerce or relevant knowledge.
Java is the most in-demand programming language. Java can build cross-platform software, this means, you develop a software that is able to run on MS Windows, Linux and more. The main reason for the number of Java development jobs increased significantly is, companies eager to build Android apps for implementing their business strategies, in order to maximise their profits. Suppose a fashion retailer who rolls out a smartphone app, it is not only a good way to keep in touch with their existing customers. The fashion retailer can have one more effective channel to sell products directly to their potential customers.
Python is the third most in-demand programming language. Python is also a kind of script language, it is helpful to work with data analysis. It provides an outstanding performance to handle the tasks of Statistics, Machine Learning and Ai.
Is it really that easy to get a good software development job if I am willing to put a great effort into studying the above programming languages? No, it isn't. Keep in mind that programming languages are merely tools, you still need extra knowledge and experience.
In general, the following skills you should also have:
A Java developer who should be experienced in building enterprise oriented apps.
- HTML5 & CSS for web page design
- PHP for developing programs to run on web server
- MySQL database for storing website content
- SQL language for manipulating the database Relational Database Management System(RDBMS)
- RDBMS for managing a database
Python is popular for performing Data Science tasks. It includes Ai, Machine Learning, Big Data, Statistics. Machine Learning is a subset of Ai, therefore, I just mention Machine Learning only.
If you would like to work on Machine Learning, you should learn:
- Python scikit-learn
- Python Theano
- Python Keras
Plus, you should be able to execute the tasks of predictive and statistical modelling.
If you would like to work in the field related to Big Data, you should learn:
- Python Data
- Python Panda
- Python PySpark
Plus relevant knowledge.
If you would like to work with Statistics, you should learn:
Plus educational background related to Statistics.
Being a computer programmer or software developer, the programming knowledge is an essential thing, but other educational background is important. Therefore, I always advise young people to take a bachelor degree with major in either one of Mathematics, Statistics, Accounting, Banking and Finance and minor in computer science. I believe, if young people who possess a good knowledge of Mathematics or Commerce, plus knowledge of computer programming, they will have a wide-range opportunity to work in any fields, software development is included, but not restricted.