10 Most Popular Web Languages

In my last post, we discussed a great topic.

Confused on exactly where to start when it comes to web development? Fear no more! See the top 10 most popular web languages below.


Java uses a compiler, and is an object-oriented language released in 1995 by Sun Microsystems. Java is the number one programming language today for many reasons.


C is a compiled, procedural language developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie for user in the UNIX operating system. Although designed to be a portable in nature, C programs must be specifically compiled for with different architectures and operating systems.


C++ is a compiled, multi-paradigm language written as an update to C in 1979 by Bjarne Stroustrup. It attempts to be backwards-compatible with C and brings object-orientation, which helps in larger projects. Despite it’s age, C++ is used to create a wide array of applications from games to office suites.


PHP uses a run-time interpreter, and is a multi-paradigm language originally developed in 1996 by Rasmus Lerdorf to create dynamic web pages. At first it was not even a real programming language, but over time it eventually grew into a fully featured object-oriented programming language. Although PHP has been much criticized in the past for being a bit sloppy and insecure, it’s been pretty good since version 5 came out in 2004.


Visual basic has been evolving over the years and is seen as a direct descendant of Microsoft’s old basic from the 1970’s. Visual basic is a good language for scripting Windows applications that do not need the power and speed of C+.


C# is an open specification, but rarely seen on any non-Windows platform. C# was conceived as Microsoft’s premium language in its .NET framework. It is very similar to JAVA in both syntax and nature.


Ruby is one of the most object-oriented languages in the world. Everything is an object in Ruby.

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