PHP, a general-purpose scripting language, is best suited for website development. (Particularly for server-side functions, such as sending and receiving data, controlling user access, and encrypting data.)
Alex, one of our software engineers, describes PHP as “the brains of a website. It takes a simple HTML website and gives it the power to think and communicate with APIs.”
We used PHP for our EarthX client; you can read more about our client on our
The most well-known examples of PHP projects are MailChimp for their API, Etsy, WordPress, and Slack. PHP is a dynamic language, allowing teams to save time and improve long-term ROI. PHP is a cross-platform development language, running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows OS.
C# is an object-oriented programming language. C# compiles into bytecode, executing on a virtual computer to translate it into machine code. C#’s relatives, C and C++, are not commonly used today, with C being virtually a dead language. To overcome the shortcomings of C, Microsoft developed the C#. The best uses for C# are website development, windows applications, and game development. C#, primarily used for internal or enterprise apps rather than commercial software; due to the versatility and dependability. Applications such as Windows Installer XML, Microsoft Visual Studios, Paint, and KeePass use C#.
It is easy to scale and maintain projects written in C#. Programs developed in C# are reliably consistent, making them easier to change and update. If your business is rapidly growing, C# is a sizable option for your software project.
Swift is a general-purpose language developed by Apple. as a replacement for Objective-C. The Swift programming language allows writing and maintaining programs such as system programming, mobile, and desktop apps, to scale up cloud services, easier for developers. For app development for iOS, watchOS (apps for Apple watches) and macOS use Swift.
iOS devices counted for over 1 billion devices in 2016 and have only grown. While at the beginning of its life, Swift was only compatible with Apple devices. Swift, created to be swift, easy to maintain, and a high-performance language, was made available in 2019 to Android app development.
GO is a relatively new language developed by Google in 2007 and released in 2012. GO has the efficiency of C, the usability of Python or JS, with high-performance networking and multiprocessing. Some of the notable open-source applications with features written in Go are as follows: Dropbox migrated some of their components from Python to GO, Google utilizes GO for their server download, Netflix, SoundCloud, Twitch, and Uber.
Use the GO programming language for high-performance networking and high-security projects. Efficiency and usability are some of the big draws. If your project or startup is data-intensive, holding customer records, GO would be your best bet.
Kotlin is a cross-platform statistical programming language, which generates code to run on Java Virtual Machines. Kotlin is commonly used for Android Apps, working seamlessly with Java and native code. The most notable examples of Kotlin projects are Google for backend development, Barclays Bank for web development, and DoorDash for their consumer order checkout flow. Pinterest, Uber, Trello, Duolingo, and Square.
In 2019, Google announced that moving forward, the Kotlin programming language would be their preferred programming language for Android Apps. Kotlin apps account for 70% of the top 100 apps on the play store (according to Google in 2017).
Python is a high-level, general-purpose programming language that executes instructions written without compiling them into a machine language. (an interpreter) One of the values of Python is code readability; this promotes clean and logical code.
The python programming language is for fast production and development. It is perfect for startups who need to get their product live fast.
Before we assess which programming language to use, we sit down with our clients and discern all the project requirements. Every year new languages replace older languages, integrating with new technologies. Our list does not include all programming languages.
Popular languages will evolve with the needs of technology, large technology companies, mobile devices, online platforms, and integrated systems. Programming is headed in new directions, not only in 2021 but in the future.
Contact us today for a free consultation on your project. We will sit down with you and discuss all your options and the details of your project.
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