Author Topic: The 4 Most Lucrative Programming Skills You Can Learn Online for Free -1  (Read 138 times)

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Programming jobs are as hot as ever and there is no end in sight. If you are looking for a secure job with the flexibility to work online from anywhere, programming is the way to go. One of the best things about the field of computer programming is that the most popular programming languages can be learned online for free. Introductory programming courses are available for learning Java, Python, Perl, C++, and pretty much everything else. In addition to free online courses, there are hosts of websites dedicated to teaching you how to code. To add top programming skills to your resume, all you need is a computer, some dedicated time and the desire to learn.

#1 – Java
A search of the most popular programming skills on shows that Java is at the top in terms of outstanding jobs with salaries above $100K. The Java programming language tops the latest TIOBE Index as the most popular programming language and is also the TIOBE Programming Language Hall of Fame Winner for 2015. Java runs on 7 billion devices and is used to develop native Android applications. A February, 2016 search for Java returned over 36,000 jobs paying over $100K per year with over 60,000 full time Java positions paying over $70K per year. Becoming an expert Java developer would no doubt put you in high demand and yes, drumroll please, you can learn it online for free.

Dive in with a free introductory 5-week online Java course to learn the basics. From there you can continue with additional free courses or simply work through practice assignments, progressively programming more advanced applications. Oracle provides extensive documentation, tutorials and learning tracks to help programming students and developers advance their Java skills. In addition to online documentation and study, students can join groups to learn more, network and find jobs. The Java development community is immense with an estimated 9 million developers and developer meetups can be found all over the world. One Linkedin Java Developers group has over 300,000 members with active discussions and tips for newcomers.

#2 – SQL
SQL is the programming language for managing data. Since almost every programming application in existence interacts with data in one way or another, it’s understandable that SQL would be high on the lists of requested skills and high-paying jobs. lists over 20,000 jobs in SQL paying over $100K per year.

Verified, Microsoft DAT201x - Querying with Transact-SQL, Click to Enroll Now, edX, www.edx.orgStart learning SQL by enrolling in a free, self-paced online course in Transact-SQL from Microsoft. Learn how to write SELECT queries, learn various operators, functions and much more from expert instructors. In no time, you will be setting up and interacting with databases. SQL tutorials are available online and you can also practice setting up and interacting with databases using MySQL, a free, open-source database management system popular in web applications.