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- Overview

Software development is the process of designing and writing code for computer operating systems, smartphone or computer applications, and non-PC devices. The programming language used by software developers depends on the task. 

  • Systems programming: Systems programmers design and write system software. For example, they might develop a computer's operating system, such as macOS or Windows. Although Java and Python are very suitable languages ​​for systems programming, C++ is the most popular choice. 
  • Application programming: While systems programmers focus on developing code that maximizes the efficiency of computer systems, application programmers generate code for programs that perform specific tasks, such as accounting software, media players, and word processors. Java, Python, and C++ are common languages ​​used to create applications. 
  • Embedded software: Professionals who use embedded software write code for software used in non-PC devices such as smart watches, standalone GPS devices, and some types of calculators. The software runs on the device it is installed on. Like application programming, Java, Python, and C++ are popular choices for writing embedded software code.

 

 - Important Programming Languages

Although there are multiple programming languages for software development, aspiring developers will be well served by mastering following basic software languages: Python, R, Java, C++.

Other important software languages are: Javascript, HTML/CSS, Ruby, PHP, SQL, Perl, Julia, Swift, Scala, and Go.

 

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