With literally hundreds of programming languages to choose from, it’s hard to decide which one to start with. That’s why we’ve done a bit of the grunt work for you. Here are some of the most in-demand coding languages to learn in 2021, what makes them unique, and how to get started.
Developed by Google in 2007 APIs and web applications, the open-source Go language is simple, agile, able to handle multicore and networked systems and massive codebases, and used often by large IT companies, data scientists, and more.
For a limited time, you can learn Google Go for just $15 (valued at $119) with this training provided by the EDUmobile Academy. You’ll get lifetime access to over three hours of content and even earn a certificate of completion to add to your résumé.
This C# programming master class, led by SkillSuccess instructors like John Bura and Huw Collingbourne, will help you create apps and games of your own. Get lifetime access for just $29 (valued at $1,393) for a limited time.
The general-purpose language Kotlin is widely used for building Android apps, web and desktop apps, and server-side app development. Total beginners can start coding with Kotlin for Android with this 22-hour course from Devslopes. You’ll work through hands-on projects like building a fully-functional Slack clone and can sign up for only $19 (valued at $199) for a limited time.
The open-source language R has a moderate learning curve and is often used to build applications for processing statistics. It also boasts an active online community of developers, which is definitely a positive thing when you’re first starting out. This $29 (valued at $1,200) R programming crash course is packed with 35 hours of training led by Minerva Singh, a Ph.D. graduate from Cambridge University who works as a data scientist. With lifetime access, you can take a deep dive into today’s most important data wrangling and visualization concepts.
Created in 1990, PHP is an open-source programming language used to build over 80 percent of websites on the internet, like Facebook and Yahoo. It’s considered relatively easy to learn for first-time coders, and this PHP coding bundle can get you started on the right foot. With a year’s access to four courses from GreyCampus, you’ll be able to kickstart your web development career. Learn the essentials of PHP and practice object-oriented programming for just $29.99 (valued at $516) for a limited time.
A powerful general-purpose programming language, C++ is often used to develop operating systems, browsers, games, and more. With this C++ online training, which is taught by software trainer John Purcell, you can learn to use the popular programming language, starting with the basics. Get started for just $14.99 (valued at $600) for a limited time.
One of the most popular programming languages today, Python is also one of the easiest for beginners to learn. This Python training packs a dozen courses from multiple coding experts in which you’ll actually build real-world applications to understand the language. Valued at over $2,000, you can sign up for lifetime access for just $49.99 for a limited time.
There are tons of ways to learn Java in 2021, but this Java bootcamp really stands out. It’s just $35.99 (valued at $990) and includes 10 courses and 10 hours worth of content.
This Ruby on Rails bootcamp can help you get started building sophisticated websites and apps for only $35.99 (valued at $1,000) for a limited time. It includes 42 hours of content from instructors like Mashrur Hossain and Tony Staunton.
Owned by MathWorks and released in the mid-’80s, MATLAB is used to build machine learning and deep learning applications. This complete MATLAB course bundle can help you get started. It includes seven courses and lifetime access to over 30 hours of content for just $34.99 (valued at $3,000) for a limited time.
Developed in 2014 by Apple, Swift is used for building Linux and Mac applications. Start coding in SwiftUI with this developer course from developer Stephen DeStefano: It packs 24 hours’ worth of content and only costs $14.99 (valued at $199) for a limited time.
Still can’t decide on a language?
Sign up for the Learn to Code 2021 Bundle and get lifetime access to 27 courses and over 270 hours of content on all the leading coding languages. Led by top-rated instructors like Rob Percival and Nick Walter, you’ll be able to dip your toes into each of the languages and decide which one feels right to you — all for just $59.99 (valued at $4,056) for a limited time.