From a student’s perspective, learning a new programming language is not just about knowing the syntax. It’s also about knowing the future scope of that particular language and how it will help you grow as a professional. With the ever growing interest in web development, we decided to put together everything you need to know about which languages play a vital role in this area, and where they stand among other languages.
- HTML is a fundamental part of web development as it forms the foundation for countless other programming languages.
- With HTML5’s improved functionalities, HTML has received a new lease of life in the world of web development.
- HTML forms are instrumental for any and every website.
- With tools like Dreamweaver and Photoshop, the reliance on HTML has decreased. However if you want to code your own website HTML is still the only way forward.
- CSS is essential for the designs that you put on your websites.
- CSS governs the font sizes, colors, font texts, designs, divisions and other style details of your website.
- While newer tools in CSS3 have created interest from many areas, the saying ‘real designers write their own code, always have, always will’ is still very true.
- Arguably the most powerful web development tool as it gives you a complete package.
- Rated No.1 as the most popular programming language 3 years in a row by the Stack Overflow development survey.
- Other advantages with JQuery include its clean codes and low loading time, which improves performance without impacting the functionalities on the website.
- Being a server side programming language, PHP takes care of the technical dimensions of web development, something that HTML and CSS are not capable of doing.
- More than 80% of websites in the world are coded in PHP. That’s why PHP is ever present in lists of the most popular programming languages.
- With databases such a prominent element of website functionality, query languages such as MySQL are both a necessity and an asset.
- SQL gives structure to a website’s data while also making the website organized and cohesive.