Top 10 Stories About Programming Languages in 2022

ITPro Today's most-read articles on programming languages in 2022 explored Python's popularity and why COBOL is still in demand, as well as updates on other major languages.

Dylan Fisher, Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor

December 28, 2022

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In 2022, interest in programming languages was as diverse and varied as our top 10 stories about them. ITPro Today's 10 most-read stories about programming languages tackle everything from Python to COBOL, and Go to Java. Whatever your languages of choice, the articles below will help provide a solid foundation.

Read these resources for reviews, predictions, and guides to today's most important programming languages.

1.Python Is Now Top Programming Language — But Shouldn't Be

Regular ITPro Today contributor Christopher Tozzi evaluates the strengths and shortcomings of Python as the world's "most popular" programming language. Read this article to learn the four reasons Tozzi predicts Python's eventual fall from the top.

2.7 Hottest Programming Languages of 2022

Interested in Python alternatives? Look no further than this quick comparison guide to 2022's trendiest programming languages, including Go, OPA, Java, and Swift.

3.COBOL Language Still in Demand as Application Modernization Efforts Take Hold

One of the oldest programming languages around, COBOL continues to have important applications in 2022. In this article, Sean Michael Kerner looks at how COBOL is being used today and the modernization efforts at work to take it into the twenty-first century.

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4.Java 18 Brings New Features to Accelerate Software Development

Oracle released its Java 18 update to the public on March 22, 2022. In this article, learn about the new tools Java 18 offers programmers as well as technologies in development for future releases.

5.Most Popular Programming Languages: What's Hot, What's Not in 2022

From the slow decline of Java to the surprising popularity of MATLAB, this breakdown of today's most popular programming languages will help you stay up to date on and responsive to the most current trends.

6.Node.js 18 JavaScript Framework Improves Security, Adds Fetch API

JavaScript's open-source Node.js 18 will provide programmers long-term support until April 2025. Explore how this new release will support the JavaScript framework and new incremental capabilities and security features to improve developer productivity.

7.What Is a Programming Language?

For developers and software engineers, programming languages make it easier to write software that can run anywhere. For readers new to programming, this primer will explain how programming languages work, the main differences between core programming languages, and their benefits and drawbacks.

8.Java 19 Brings New Patterns to Open Source Programming Language

Following Java 18 (see #4 above) by six months, Java 19 is Oracle's second incremental release of the open-source programming language this year. Read this article to learn more about the new features and capabilities that make Java 19 easier for developers to use.

9.Should Developers Learn Java Programming Language in 2022?

Despite its continued popularity, Java is no longer the only "go-to" programming language it was in the past. In this in-depth article, learn the top pros and cons to learning the Java programming language in 2022.

10.Is PHP Dying? No, but It Has an Image Problem

PHP likely isn't going anywhere soon. However, as Tozzi notes in this technical explainer, in order to maintain its success, it will need to appeal to developers' modern, cloud-native sensibilities.

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Dylan Fisher

Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor

Dylan Fisher is the Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor at ITPro Today, Data Center Knowledge, Information Week, and Network Computing. He's the author of "The Loneliest Band in France." He lives with his wife, Danielle, and their two adopted dogs, Rosie and Daisy, in Atlanta, GA.

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