#3 – C
C was created in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs and is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time. It is second only to Java on the TIOBE Index of programming language popularity, with C++ and C# falling right below in the 3rd and 4th positions. C++, also created at Bell Labs, is a flexible extension of the C language that allows programmers to create applications that will run on a wide variety of hardware platforms. C#, pronounced C-Sharp, is modern, object-oriented programming language developed by Microsoft.
If you are completely new to the C programming language, check out LearnCOnline.com for an introduction to the basics. Visit cplusplus.com for great C++ tutorials and examples. For expert-taught introductions to C++ and C#, enroll in free, self-paced online courses from Microsoft available on edX.org. Microsoft also offers full documentation and tutorials for C# on their developer network.
#4 – Python
What? I thought this article was about the top 3 most lucrative programming languages. Well, I’m adding in Python anyway because it’s fun and I think you will really enjoy learning it. Python was created by Guido van Rossum, a.k.a. Benevolent Dictator for Life, in 1989 and he gave the programming language its name based on his love of the Monty Python Flying Circus. If you’re totally new to Python, get started with the beginner’s guide on Python.org and then enroll in one of the free online Python courses below.
Credit-Eligible, MITx 6.00.1x, Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python, Click to Enroll Now, edX, www.edx.org
Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python
Link To Programming with Python for Data Science from Microsoft
Programming with Python for Data Science
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