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Discovering the best web coding languages

webEvery company must have a strong online presence these days. Therefore, it is not a surprise that most businesses want to have attractive looking websites, mobile apps, and so on. Here are the best web programming languages that can be used for these purposes.

1. JavaScript

This very popular programming language is often used by front-end developers, coders who create the client side of things, i.e. what people are seeing in their web browsers. By the way, front-end developers are also known as web designers. So, if you need a guy to create a site for you, he will probably make use of JavaScript, HTML and CSS to take care of the project.

The resulting code is similar with C, making it easy for programmers who are familiar with this language to switch to JavaScript without too much effort.


The Hypertext Markup Language was built with the goal of helping people create simple web pages. Actually, your web browser has read a file which includes a lot of HTML code from my server, translating it into the text that you are reading right now, get it?

Of course, web pages that only include HTML would look quite ugly, so programmers use HTML in combination with CSS.

3. CSS

I wouldn't say that Cascading Style Sheets is a "programming language", though lots of people will have a different opinion. CSS is in fact a markup language, allowing you to set certain parameters such as font size, color, etc. Still, it's a necessary addition to a web programmer's toolbox, so it needs to be included in this list.

4. Java

This object-oriented programming language was invented back in the 1990s. It is very portable, allowing applications to run on a great variety of platforms, starting with regular computers and moving on to Internet of Things devices, spaceship modules, and so on.

5. Python

This is a much newer coding language, but it has grown in popularity quite fast. Scientists use it to analyze data, companies use it to implement flexible AI-based solutions, and regular people use it to create web and desktop-based applications.

It's a high-level language, and this means that its syntax is easy to understand and learn. Lots of programmers create very simple Python-based applications to scrape the content of certain web pages, for example.

6. PHP

PHP is a more complex, back-end programming language. The popular WordPress blogging platform utilizes PHP, for example. It's a scripting language, so it isn't compiled at runtime. It can be embedded into HTML blocks, thus having the potential to extend the functionality of any web-based project.

7. Ruby on Rails

Ruby is an open source programming language which has a simple syntax. Developers have created Ruby on Rails using... Ruby, what else? This way, they have built a flexible framework which has turned Ruby into a powerful web programming language.

Rails help coders save a lot of time because it has lots of predefined "conventions", which allow programmers to reduce project and file configuration time. In addition to this, the community has created lots of coding examples and fully functional projects that are shared and can be used by anyone for free.