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Top 5 Programming languages for Web development in 2022

Want to become a web developer in 2022? Heare the top 5 programming languages you can choose from

Hello guys, if you want to become a web developer in 2022 but not sure which programming language is best for web development then you have come to the right place. Earlier, I have shared the best web development courses and web developer roadmap, and today, I am going to talk about the 5 best programming languages for web development in 2022. Yes, that includes Javascript.

There is a saying about “right tool for the right job” and it very much applies to a programming language. Not all programming languages are designed the same and that’s why they are not equally good for everything.

For example Java, my favorite programming language is great for writing server-side code but I cannot use it for frontend development. There were attempts in the past in the form of writing dynamic code in Servlet and JSP using Java code but that created more problems than they solved.

That’s where knowing about different programming languages helps so that you can choose the perfect programming language for your job. For example, Java is best for creating backends but JavaScript is best for both frontend and backend and no surprise it is the top programming language for web development.

So, with that declaration let’s deep dive into the 5 best programming languages for web development in 2022. If you are in hurry and need just one, I would recommend JavaScript and if you need a resource The Complete JavaScript Course: Build a Real-World Project course on Udemy is the best course to learn JavaScript for web development.

5 Best Programming Languages for Web Development in 2022

Without wasting any more of your time, here is a list of the best programming languages for web development, In the order of their importance and popularity.

Though, you don’t need to learn all of these programming languages, choose the one which you like and which meets your requirement. If you are stuck or get confused, choose JavaScript, as you can never get wrong with that.

1. JavaScript

There is no doubt that JavaScript is the King of web development and probably the most popular language among web developers. It’s also the only language that allows you to create web applications, both frontend, and backend as well as mobile applications (React Native).

The strength of Javascript is not just it can run on browser and server using Nodejs but also the awesome frameworks and libraries it has for web development and app development.

For example, you can use React.js and Angular for frontend, Nodejs for backend, and React Native for creating cross-platform (both Android and iOS) mobile apps.

If you are starting with a web development career then I highly recommend you to learn Javascript in 2022 and if you need resources, I recommend The Complete JavaScript Course: Build a Real-World Project by Jonas Schmedtmannon Udemy. This is one of the best online courses to learn JavaScript.

If you need more choices, you can also checkout this list of best JavaScript courses for beginners to start with.

2. Python

Python is another language which has gained a lot of popularity in recent year. While it's not exactly new and has passed the test of time, it's probably the most versatile programming language at the moment.

You can use Python for web development, Data Science, Scripting, and Automation. Similar to JavaScript, Python also enjoys huge community support and has a lot of useful frameworks, libraries, and tools that can help you create a web application in a quick time.

For example, you can use Django to create full-stack web applications. If you want more control, you can also use Flask, a minimalist web development framework.

Python is also a good programming language to learn Coding, so if you are new to the software development world then choosing Python can be a great start, not just for web development but for an overall programming career. Now, if you need resources to learn Python in 2022, I highly recommend the Complete Python Bootcamp: Go from zero to hero in Python course by Jose Portilla on Udemy.

If you need more choices, you can also check out his list of best Python online courses for beginners on Medium.

3. TypeScript

TypeScript is my personal favorite and a modern programming language for web development. Just like we have C and C++, TypeScript can be considered as JavaScript++ though it’s not as popular as C++.

The good part of TypeScript is that it adds type-safety in JavaScript code which means you can catch nasty JavaScript type-related errors in the development phase.

It also makes developing object-oriented code easy for JavaScript and several inbuilt debugging tools of TypeScript make web development really easy.

If you have to choose a modern programming language to learn in 2022, I highly recommend you to learn TypeScript and if you need a resource, Understanding TypeScript by Maximillian Scwarzmuller and AcadMind is a great course to start with on Udemy.

And, if you need more choices, here is another list of some best TypeScript courses to start with.

4. PHP

I may get a lot of flaks for including PHP in this list of best programming languages for web development in 2022 but to be honest, PHP is one of the best programming languages when it comes to creating web applications.

It’s a dynamic, server-side scripting language that makes it really easy to create fully functional web applications. If that’s not enough, half of the internet is running on PHP’s shoulder, remember WordPress, the most popular web application software is made on PHP.

PHP also has frameworks like Laraval, which is both powerful and allows you to swiftly create web applications using a model–view–controller architectural pattern.

Don’t listen to people who say PHP is not useful, if you find it easy, go for it, and If you are want to learn PHP for web development in 2022 and need a resource, I highly recommend PHP with Laravel for beginners — Become a Master in Laravel course from Udemy. A great online course to learn both PHP and Laravel in depth.

And, if you need more choices or free alternatives, here is another list of some free PHP and MySQL courses to start with.

5. Ruby

Ruby is another programming language that is really great for web development. Similar to PHP and Python, Ruby is also easy to learn and goo for beginners.

What makes Ruby special for web development is the Ruby on Rails framework which powers websites like Github, Shopify, Airbnb, Groupon, GoodReads, and Kickstarter.

If you don’t know, Rails is a model–view–controller (MVC) framework, providing default structures for a database, a web service, and web pages. It encourages and facilitates the use of web standards such as JSON or XML for data transfer and HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for user interfacing

If you want to learn Ruby and Ruby on Rails in 2022, I highly recommend you to check out The Complete Ruby on Rails Developer course by Rob Percival on Udemy. One of the best courses to learn web development with Ruby on Rails and unleash your creativity

And, if you need more choices or free alternatives, here is a list of some free Ruby on Rails courses to start with.

6. HTML and CSS

While HTML and CSS are not really programming languages (well, some of you may not agree but yes, they are not the programming language) but they are the backbone for web development and every web developer must learn them.

HTML provides the structure while CSS provides the style and helps them to look better and more visually appealing. If you want to become a serious frontend developer then you must master these two in 2022.

The good thing about them is that you can easily master them in a few weeks and they are relatively easier to learn as well.

If you need a course, I highly recommend the Build Responsive Real World Websites with HTML5 and CSS3 course by Jonas Schmedtmann Udemy course to start with. It provides the easiest way to learn modern web design, HTML5, and CSS3 step-by-step from scratch with a huge project

And, if you need more choices, here is another list of the best HTML and CSS courses to start with.

That’s all about the best programming languages for WEb development in 2022. You can see there is no surprise, JavaScript is the king of Web development but Python is equally good. PHP and Ruby provide the easiest way to create web applications and TypoScript is the relatively new, modern, and promising programming language you can learn for creating web applications.

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Thanks for reading this article so far. If you find these programming languages useful for web development then please share them with your friends and colleagues.

If you have any questions or feedback, then please drop a note. If you have any other programming language which a Web developer should learn, feel free to drop a comment.

P. S. — If you are a complete beginner not just for web development but also in the programming world but aim to become a web developer in 2022, then I also suggest you join The Complete 2022 Web Development Bootcamp course on Udemy. It’s one of the comprehensive and most up-to-date resources to learn Web development in 2022.




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