7 New Programming Languages To Learn In 2022

Article by JobTerix - 2/15/2022

There are lots of programming languages you can learn and grow your career now. Here we have a list of programming languages you should know in 2022 if you want to be successful and stay ahead of the competition.

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is making it necessary for developers to learn new languages and ways to code.

Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important role in many sectors of our economy. In fact, it’s hard to find an industry that hasn’t been impacted by AI innovation. From virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa to self-driving cars, AI is enabling us to reimagine how we live, work and play.

While many software developers are familiar with the basics like Python, Ruby, Java, JavaScript, and C++, these other languages have some parts of these popular languages in their code to make them similar and easy to use. Here are 7 new languages to learn to stay ahead of the competition.


Kotlin is now the second most popular programming language among Android app developers and is now being used on a massive scale by companies like Uber, Pinterest, Netflix, Evernote and Trello.


R is a super-popular programming language for statistical computing that's used by major corporations like Google and Facebook. As more and more businesses look to glean insights from the huge amounts of data generated every day, R programmers are in high demand.


PHP is the language that built Facebook's backbone, so it's no surprise that it's one of the most popular languages in use today. PHP offers a much easier entry point than most languages, which explains its popularity despite its age.


Go, also known as Golang, is a statically typed, compiled programming language designed at Google by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. Go is syntactically similar to C, but with memory safety, garbage collection, structural typing, and CSP-style concurrency. The language is often referred to as "Golang" because of its domain name, golang.org, but the proper name is Go.


Crystal is a relatively new programming language with a syntax heavily inspired by Ruby (and by extension Python). It claims to be as fast as C but without sacrificing the elegance of programming languages like Ruby or Python. There are two primary advantages of Crystal: it's incredibly easy to learn for people who know Ruby, and it compiles down to extremely efficient machine code.


Rust is a systems programming language focused on safety, speed, and concurrency. It is one of the most loved languages according to StackOverflow’s Developer Survey. It’s gaining popularity as an alternative to C++ . If you're interested in low-level system development, browser and operating systems development, or back-end web development, then this could be the right language for you.


As the name suggests, Swift is a fast and efficient general-purpose language developed by Apple for iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Linux, and z/OS applications building. It's a safe language with built-in error checking and also works alongside Objective-C to make up Apple's Cocoa framework for developing OS X programs.

Considering the demand for programmers in today’s job market, it’s a good idea to start learning at least one or two programming languages as soon as possible. Though there are dozens of languages out there to choose from, this list should help you get started. There are at least 50 programming languages that you should learn overall. Start off with the basics and work your way up.

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