5 Most In-Demand New Programming Languages in 2021

The field of technology is very versatile and at the same time dynamic. There are many programming languages that one can use to develop fully functional software.

The most intriguing thing is that new languages keep emerging while others fade away. However, not all programming languages are the same. Some tend to have a higher demand than others.

New Programming Languages With High Demand

Before you start learning any new programming language (We are not talking about established programming languages like Java and Python), it is important to know whether it has a high demand in the job market or not. It will be quite unfortunate to learn something that nobody needs. To help you make the right choice, here are 5 new high demanding programming languages.

1. Swift

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Swift is a new general-purpose programming language that was released in 2014. The language was developed by Apple Inc and was meant for developing applications for iOS macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. The language can also be used to develop applications for Linux operating system. Swift was also created to work on Apple’s frameworks such as Cocoa Touch.

Swift was developed to be an alternative to the Objective C programming language. Most of its concepts and features are based on Objective C. There is a high demand for applications that can be run on Apple devices. This explains why there is a huge demand for Swift programmers.

2. Kotlin

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Kotlin programming language was first heard in 2011. The language was designed by JetBrains (a software development company). Kotlin runs on Java virtual machine (JVM) and LLVM compiler. Unlike most new programming languages, it is statically typed.

Kotlin was meant to be an alternative to Java programming language for Android development. It does away with the verbosity that comes with Java since it uses type inference to declare expressions and values. Kotlin can be used to develop Android applications. Here is our comparison of Java Vs Kotlin in terms of Android development.

3. Rust

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Rust is a system programming language that came into existence in 2010. It was designed and developed by Graydon Hoare who was an employee of Mozilla. The company, later on, played a critical role in sponsoring the development of this programming language.

Rust was meant to be an alternative to the C++ programming language. In fact, the two have several similarities. This means that before diving deep into Rust, you need to be knowledgeable on the C++ language. It delivers better performance and memory management.

As a systems language, Rust can be used to develop systems software. It can also come in handy in writing backend web applications.

4. Golang

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Golang (Go) is a statically typed programming language whose existence was announced in 2007 and was officially released to the public in 2009. The language was developed by Robert Griesemer, Ken Thompson, and Rob Pike under the sponsorship of Google Inc. Golang was derived from C++ and Java.

In fact, the developers intended to take the positive aspects of these two programming languages. It was meant to be an alternative to C++ since it is simpler and more efficient in terms of memory.

Like C++ and Java, Go is highly scalable. The language is also compatible with multiprocessing hence can be optimized for high performance. Golang can be used to create applications for different platforms including Windows, Linux, and macOS. Hands-on experience in C++ or even Java may be necessary if you intend to develop software applications using Golang.

5. Julia

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Julia is a high-level programming language that was released in 2012. To date, Julia remains one of the high demanding programming languages. Julia was developed by a team of developers including Stefan Karpinski, Alan Edelman, and Jeff Bezanson. Julia is a dynamically typed programming language and is mainly used for numerical and computational analysis.

Julia was developed to be an alternative to Python and R programming languages. This is because its core features make it an ideal language for data and numerical analysis. It also has several libraries that can perform mathematical calculations.

Julia is also able to perform at the optimum levels even when dealing with complex data. For this reason, it is a preferred programming language for big data projects. Knowledge of C, Python, or even R can help you to program using Julia.

Now you know the high demanding programming languages. If you have intentions of making yourself marketable, consider pursuing the above five new programming languages.

14 thoughts on “5 Most In-Demand New Programming Languages in 2021”

  1. Hey you never forget to leave java in your article . Is java that old school language inspite of so many functionality that many new coming programming languages hardly possess . As always you include
    Java in most of the article as most desirable language . Now what’s the elusive reason behind not including have :Are personally sick about it’s mentioned or you really believe in so-called obsoletion of technology.

    • Where did I say that you shouldn’t learn Java? I have no hatred for java nor I am sick about it. But when I talk about machine learning, I’ll definitely say you shouldn’t go for Java and learn Python. Same thing here, In terms of Android development, Kotlin is providing great features and solutions to common problems we faced in Java while developing android apps. We have plenty of reason to Learn java but when we talk about some specific areas and especially where we are seeing a lot emerging technologies, I’ll prefer to go for the updated and the latest tech instead of promoting Java over and over again.

  2. At Indeed.com, in the United States at the time of writing, Swift has 6,183 job postings. Kotlin has 1,047. Rust has 1,270. Julia has 465.

    Java has 69,325. Python has 60,240. Further down the list, PHP has 11,347. These numbers completely swamp the above numbers.

    Your article has not provide any foundation for the claim that your list of languages is in high demand.

    • I think you are missing the point. The article is about new and emerging programming languages. There’s no doubt about the demand for Java and Python… But we aren’t talking about old and established programming languages here.

      • But you still haven’t substantiated the claim that these new and emerging languages are in “high demand.” No stats, no numbers, nothing. On what basis do you say they’re in high demand?

  3. Wow you leave the most important one of all node.js this proves that writer of article don’t have an idea of dev eco-system really a moron

  4. Hi Vicky, Thanks for writing such informative articles. I am a database developer and MSBI developer but want to get into web development. Is it possible to learn Julia after learning HTML, CSS, JavaScript or do I need to have some per requisites compulsorily to learn Julia?

  5. Great articles brother. It does tell what new things we have to grasp considering our domains.
    I agree Java and Python can never be obsolete and will always remain as a core for other language development. As of now we are not replacing the core languages but just taking advantage of the new and useful features of these new languages hence saving our time not reinventing the wheel.
    So for the people commenting over this topic! First just read the content properly and understand the motive and gist of this article, and then try to judge.


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