The popularity of these languages also means they have robust online support and communities that can help new programmers to further develop their skills. And because these languages also have a natural degree of overlap, they can be helpful for entry-level coders embarking on real-world jobs. A student who studied Ruby while in our Back End program can often go on to get a Python job, because those languages are both based on object-oriented programming concepts. Much of what you learn at Turing can be applied to other languages as you grow your skill set.
How Do I Pick the Right Programming Language for Me?
Every programming language has its benefits—code written in C# will compile faster than code written in Ruby, for example. The important thing for beginners is to learn one language and learn it REALLY well. Most of that knowledge can be applied to future languages, and if there's one thing we can be sure of, there will be more programming languages developed in our lifetime.
Success in computer coding is rooted less in fluency in any one particular programming language than in mastering the underlying concepts of back-end and front-end development. If you’re wondering how prospective students should pick a language to focus on, it can help to work backward from the kind of industry or niche in which you one day hope to work.
What Is the Ruby Programming Language
Ruby is a back-end programming language that is well suited to beginner and experienced coders alike. Devised in the 1990s and popularized after a related framework called Ruby on Rails was developed in the early aughts, Ruby is one of the most versatile and prevalent computer coding languages in use today.
An efficient open-source, object-oriented scripting language, Ruby is described as “procedural,” meaning it can be read from top to bottom like narrative text. Ruby is also popular for new code students because there is a robust online community that offers technical advice and online resources. The object-oriented aspect of Ruby makes it easy to take a modular approach to coding, too, and to see how other programmers have deployed their repeatable units of code to build a finished product.
What Is Ruby Programming Language Used For?
Ruby, and the related Ruby on Rails framework, are used to deliver information from a server to a client’s web browser. It can be used for everything from desktop applications to static websites, database and data processing applications, search engine applications like web scraping, and more.
Companies that use Ruby include Scribd, the BBC, MyFitnessPall, Fiverr, Basecamp, Goodreads, Tesla, Netflix, Apple, Kickstarter, Hulu, Strava, The New York Times, the Associated Press, and the Bleacher Report, to name a few.
What Is the C# Programming Language
C#’s origins as a Microsoft programming language help explain why it’s so popular with coders. After all, Microsoft claimed over 70% market share for desktop computer operating systems in 2021 and 2022. C# is also a helpful code language for beginners because it is strongly typed, meaning every variable and constant have a clear structure and categorization.
What Is the C# Programming Language Used For?
C# is incredibly versatile and can be used to develop everything from mobile and desktop apps to cloud-based applications, websites, enterprise software and even video games. It’s popular with programmers in some of the fastest-growing tech-adjacent sectors including finance, public and governmental services, healthcare and media. Because it’s so commonly used by large enterprises, it’s a natural fit for the Turing Launch program.
Companies that use C# include Microsoft (natch), DocuSign, Ryanair, Randstad, Intel, Comcast, Venmo, Stack Overflow, City National Bank, Delivery Hero, Whole Foods, Iflexion, Alibaba, Intuit and many more.