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We’re going to talk about the top five programming languages to learn for getting a job at companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft Etc so the obvious question here might be Does it really matter which languages you learn if you’re trying to get a job at one of these companies. 


My answer would be yes It does but not directly What I mean by that is when you have a job interview with one of these companies as a software engineer Candidate the most important thing. 


They’ll usually look for is not what specific language or technology you’ve been using Instead they tend to look for mostly your coding skills your problem-solving ability and your data structures and algorithms knowledge. 


So you might say wait YK so it doesn’t really matter which languages i learn then, my answer to that would be Actually it still matters a lot. I’m going to explain my reasoning behind that in this video. 


Okay, so if these large companies don’t care that much about which languages.


You know then why does it matter at all which languages you learn if you want to get a job at one of these companies There are three reasons for this Reason number one when you apply for a job at one of these big companies. 


How do you think they will decide if they should invite you for a job interview? 


Of course there are a few different aspects to this for example your education your personal projects and so on but the biggest factor. 


Is usually your work experience and how do you get the experience in the first place? Probably at smaller less known companies 


Reason first :  and Actually smaller companies and startups tend to care more about which specific language or technology.


You know so for example a small start-up might say we need someone who can help us create an iOS app tomorrow or We need someone who knows JavaScript really well by next month so depending on which languages you know it’ll actually be easier or harder for you to get a job at one of these smaller companies and 


Reason number Two :  I think you should learn a programming language that aligns with your interests, so you have more motivation and reason for learning So for example if you’re interested in learning to make an iPhone app you should probably learn Swift and if you’re interested in data science machine learning or science.


In general Python might be a good choice for you reason number three some programming languages are simply easier to learn than some other ones. 


For example I would say JavaScript is easier to learn than Java and Python Is easier to learn than C++. So based on that I decided to use the job market and ease of learning as the two main criteria For making my list of top 5 programming languages to learn. 


Ok so here’s my list number


 5 Ruby Ruby : is a programming language from Japan it became Popular due to the popularity of something called Ruby on Rails and Ruby on Rails was at some point I would say the hottest.


Four :  for building websites although it’s not as popular as it used to be anymore Still a lot of companies use Ruby on Rails today and Ruby is a really simple and easy language to learn number four swift Swift is now the primary language for building an iOS app whether it’s for iPhone or iPad if you have the skill it should be fairly easy for you to get a job since many companies want to build iOS apps. 


I haven’t used this language extensively myself But it seems like a fairly simple and easy language to learn, the only downside of Swift is that it’s not really cross-platform Meaning, it’s not easy to create an iOS app with Swift if you don’t have a Mac.


Number  three : Java Java is probably one of the most widely used programming languages today You can use Java to build many things including Android apps Many companies use Java frameworks to create websites as well Unfortunately, it’s not the easiest language to learn since it’s a bit more complex than the other languages in this list 


Number two: Python Python is also a very popular programming language at least.


In North America and Many companies use it to create websites with frameworks like Django and flask This is probably the language of your choice if you’re interested in things like data science machine learning or science in general it’s also one of the main languages used at Google, so it’s popular at both large companies and smaller companies and 


Number one : Javascript javascript used to be a language that only ran on your browser Whether it’s Chrome Firefox or Safari But recently people started using it to create back-end code meaning the code that runs on your servers Not just front-end code meaning the code that runs on your device. 


Whether it’s a phone or a laptop Javascript is a great language to learn for getting a job And it’s also fairly simple and easy to learn now if you’re just getting started with programming I’d recommend that you start with either Python or JavaScript.


And I think your optimal choice here mostly depends on your interests For example if you’re interested in UI or user experience design. 


Then JavaScript is probably the way to go. If you’re more into logic machine learning or science in general Python might be the right choice for you. 


Now I have three more languages for honorable mentions But I have a quick announcement to make I’ve just launched my patreon page where you can chip in a few dollars to join a private Facebook group and a private monthly live Stream where you can ask me any questions. 


I’d much appreciate it if you can head over to to support my channel, so here’s my honorable mention number one. Go, which is also known as go lang This language was originally developed at Google, but it’s used extensively in many companies today Go is known for its efficiency, and it’s simple syntax. 


And it’s actually becoming one of the most popular programming languages today So if you’re looking to add a language to your skill set this is the first language I’d definitely consider Honorable mention number two Kotlin – Kotlin is a relatively new language. 


And it works in both a Java based environment and a JavaScript based environment Kotlin was recently Officially supported by Android so it’s possible that Kotlin will become the primary language for developing Android apps in the future honorable mention number three SQL with some people pronounce as S.Q.L. 


If you search for what programming language to learn you might run across on an article or two that mention SQL But if you’re beginner it might be confusing because SQL is different from all the other languages that we talked about in this video SQL or S.Q.L. is a programming language that solely focused on managing databases It’s usually used in conjunction with one of the other languages. 


So learning SQL as your first programming language is probably not the best idea and in my opinion It’s not that easy to learn SQL without having some real-life data to play with.


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