These days, amount of programming languages is huge. If you’ll do a simple web search, you will get head-spinning list.
There are many ways to analyze the popularity of a programming language, such as number of products, built on it, Google Analytics, discussion of it in a professional environment, etc.
Lightweight interpreted or JIT-compiled programming language with first-class functions
A dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity
Popular general-purpose programming language and computing platform
General-purpose, object-oriented programming language that adds Smalltalk-style messaging to the C programming language
Go is an open source project developed by a team at Google and many contributors from the open source community
Widely used high-level programming language for general-purpose programming
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Go is open source language that is targeted to create simple, effective and solid software. It was developed in 2007 by three Google workers. Recently, it has become one of the fastest growing programming language. Go is used for own Google systems, also for APIs, web servers, minimal web application frameworks, etc.
Go is very simple language for creating fast and compact (undemanding to memory) apps. It has very useful built-in mechanism of parallel\competitive programming for multicore processors.
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Swift was born in 2014 by Apple as a new programming language for iOs and OS X developers. Since then, Swift’s popularity grows rapidly. It takes best from C and Objective-C allowing developers to create quality and reliable apps.
Due to the fact that Swift was made by Apple, and first of all for iOS development, there is an opinion that it cannot be used for something else. But Swift is a general-purpose programming language. So it's no wonder that the web frameworks on Swift began to appear: Vapor and Kitura as examples. Despite their GitHub rates, they are still somehow not very popular. I perceive them as a certain technological underground.
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R is a open source programming language, created for statistical computing and graphics. This language is popular among data miners and statisticians for data analyze and development of statistical software.
R is a programming language, created by statisticians for statisticians. You should have a look on it if you want to try Data Science or Machine Learning. As for me, when I was using R, I had a feeling that I wasn't developing, just using prepared functions and packages. It is not very comfortable programming language for me. But the thuth is, that Data Science is not created only for programmers. So, R is really easy to learn for non-developer, it can by used by analytics and other non-programmers. It has big amount of built-in features and packages for any situation.
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