Six Programming Languages That Could Boost Your Future Career

If you look at developer job boards today, many of the openings request skills in well-known languages like Java, C, C++, C#, Objective C, Python, PHP, Ruby and JavaScript. But these standbys probably won’t be at the top of the heap forever. Which languages should developers learn now to increase their employability a decade or two down the road?

CIO put together a list of the six most promising new languages, along with the reasons why experts say they may soon become more popular. They include the following:

  • Dart?Google’s backing could help it replace JavaScript.
  • Opa?It simplifies the creation of complex Web applications.
  • Scala?It’s highly scalable, works with Java and is popular with enterprise application development teams.
  • Erlang?It isn’t exactly new, but it’s concurrency features are making it newly popular.
  • Ceylon?Red Hat designed it to replace Java.
  • Go?It’s excellent for cloud computing projects.

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