Any list of the best programming languages to learn if you’re looking to get into the field of software development would naturally be subjective, depending on exactly which branch of software development you want to get into, but we’ll explore some of those languages which offer you the most flexibility as a programmer or developer.

  1. HTML, CSS & JavaScript with the LAMP Software Bundle

There’s no denying it — the web has taken over in a huge way as far as software goes, with technologies such as cloud computing even making provision for entire programmes which were once operated only on machines to run online, “in the cloud” so to say. It’s really just remotely operated software though, which still needs to be primarily stored and launched from some or other machine. But yeah, if you’re going to start learning how to code, the web is a good space to target and you’d do this by learning HTML along with CSS and Javascript (for basic website functionality). You’d perhaps then introduce the LAMP software bundle (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) to learn how to make your websites interact with a database for what are essentially web applications instead of just static websites (made a little more dynamic with JavaScript).

  1. Java

Java is great because if you start with it and you use it to learn the basic principles of programming, you can quite easily learn how to programme in just about any other language with a focus on creating applications. Java’s true greatness however resides in its universal capabilities, in that just about any consumer-level device you use operates on Java. From your decoder to some of the functionality of your typical mobile phone, Java offers developers the type of versatility which liberates the opportunities they have to really grow their careers.