As far as future-facing skills go, coding is an invaluable one to have in your pocket. That doesn’t apply only to those interested in software or web development. You could apply basic knowledge of coding to things like helping out with your company’s website, or increasing your ability to supplement your income with small freelance projects.
That being said, it might be tough to know where to start. If you’ve ever been intrigued by the world of programming languages, you might be left feeling overwhelmed by just how many languages are out there. That’s complicated further by the many different uses and functions these languages can have.
To help demystify things, we’ve found a FutureLearn article breaking down some of the most prolific languages used today, and what these languages are used for. The piece also breaks down the most common types of languages, including object-oriented and functional programming.