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In Which Programming Language Should I Write a Mobile or Web Application?

Do you have an idea for a mobile or web application but don’t know which technology will be most effective? Throughout this article, we’ll cover some solutions and tools to help you make the right decision.

The most popular programming languages

To determine which programming language is currently most used by developers, we’ve delved into the TIOBE index. It measures the popularity of technological solutions based on the number of searches across the most popular search engines.

TIOBE is also an indicator of business needs, as by knowing the applications of each technology, we can infer what types of applications are most commonly built. In the ranking for October 2022, TIOBE indicates that Python, C, JAVA, C++, and C# are among the top contenders for the language of the year 2022.

 Java, C, and C++ have been at the forefront for more than 20 years, while Python’s more recent popularity comes as no surprise to IT professionals. Despite the fact that the language is over 30 years old, this is its first top-ranking placement to date.

The business reasoning for the popularity of programming languages

TIOBE’s index covers almost all software development services available, with each language occupying a key position in its field. The type and end use of the product determine which programming language to choose for developing a mobile or web application.

The C language is primarily used in the lowest layers of software as well as in embedded software.

While C++ finds a wide range of applications, it is primarily used to implement backends and solutions where performance is paramount. High-Frequency Trading and Low-Latency Trading are two exchange applications where it excels.

Meanwhile, Python allows for the quick prototyping of solutions and the creation of test frameworks. It has also proven to be invaluable with the development of machine learning.

 C#, combined with the .NET framework (especially after the release of .NET Core), is the technology of choice for all cloud solutions, web, mobile, and desktop applications. Its capabilities are particularly beneficial to the Windows operating system. In addition, it comes in handy when used with the increasingly popular Internet of Things (IoT).

 Although all major game engines are written in C++, the Unity engine itself is partly written in C#. The popularity of this engine has also contributed to the popularity of C#.

Which programming language should I choose to write my application?

The choice of language should depend on what application you want to use it for. If you have an idea for a mobile app, a web app, or a custom system but don’t know what technology to use, ask an experienced technology partner to help you build it. Check out the projects we have completed for clients who needed customer software development.

If you have a roadmap and a description of your application ready, we can provide you with a quote in as little as 24 hours after you send us your specification! Alternatively, we can help you prepare it if you don’t have it yet. Get in touch with us and set up a free consultation to work out the next steps together.