Keep updated with the best new-generation programming languages!

Are you tired of Java, Scala or C++ and need a breath of fresh air when it comes to programming languages? Do you want to take it to the next level? Find out what are the best programming languages of the new breed.



Clojure is one of several languages built on the virtualisation part of Java, the JVM, making it compatible with Java code and the Java runtime environment. Clojure compiles to Java and there is another version implementation, ClojureScript, which compiles to JavaScript. However, Clojure doesn't look anything like Java or JavaScript. Gone are the curly braces, but instead expect tons of parentheses! Unlike Java, Clojure's syntax is simple, consistent and concise. Plus, you can interact live with a running program to see what the separate functions do rather than having to recompile and run it after every change.



Go was developed by Google to meet the needs of a world defined by multi-core processors, networked systems, compute clusters and web applications. It was designed to be quick to build, with modern features such as concurrency and garbage collection built in. Go's design also aimed to make managing dependencies easier, and to enable applications to scale up more readily. It can run on Windows, Linux, Mac and even on small devices like the Raspberry Pi.



This language was designed to allow data scientists and mathematicians to do everything in one language rather than having to resort to two or more. Julia is intended to offer the ease of use and productivity of Python with the mathematical prowess of Matlab and the performance of C so you can do it all in one. It supports parallel distributed computing, and can be used interactively with data science notebooks like Jupyter. It also supports Lisp-like macros.



Hack is a PHP-compatible programming language for Hip Hop Virtual Machine (HHVM) that adds functionality over standard PHP. Hack should speed up development time and make your code more robust and scalable. Much of Facebook is written in PHP, hence its interest in tightening things up. Wikipedia is being migrated to HHVM, which allows the use of dynamic and static typing. Box is also a Hack adopter.



TypeScript is Microsoft's attempt to add functionality to JavaScript. Like many of the latest Microsoft ventures it is free and open source. JavaScript is probably the most widely used language today, but like PHP, it has morphed from a simple early web technology into a complex rambling creature, and the joins are often all too visible. TypeScript adds to JavaScript external libraries, modules and classes, interfaces with programs like MongoDB, has static typing and a host of other bits and pieces, and can be used to develop applications for client and server.



Rust was voted Most Loved Language in the 2016 Stack Overflow developer survey, and could be the answer to your quest. It was developed by Mozilla as an alternative to C++, and enjoys support from Samsung. It is designed to have similar capabilities in terms of memory management and performance as C++ but with more checks at compile time to avoid expensive bugs caused by dangling pointers, buffer overflows and the like. This should make code maintenance a lot easier in collaborative long-term projects. This programming language is perfect if you are a systems developer writing low-level software intended to have a long lifespan, and you want something safer and more modern than C / C++.


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