12 up-and-coming programming languages developers should get to know

Matthew Finnegan
Matthew Finnegan

Matthew Finnegan

Matthew Finnegan joined IDG UK in January 2013, having spent two years writing for tech news titles including TechEye and ChannelBiz.

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12 emerging programming languages that developers should know about. Read on to hear more about up-and-coming programming languages that can help career-minded developers get ahead.

There are currently huge numbers of different programming languages in use by software developers, with most jobs requiring the more familiar skills such as Java, JavaScript, PHP and C#. However, as software demands evolve and grow, new and less widely-accepted languages are gaining in prominence, offering developers the right tool for certain jobs. 

Predicting which languages will eventually rise to the top of the charts is difficult, of course, but here are 12 languages competing for mind-share that look set to play a bigger role within businesses in coming years, based on tech publisher Packt's 'Skill Up' report and data from analysts RedMonk.

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