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What language should i learn now? after Python. as in which language is likely to dominate all the areas in Computer world in next 5-10 years?!


This is going to sound massively self-serving, but JavaScript. It's ubiquitous. You can use on the front or back-end. In fact, today, it's pretty much your only front-end choice.

But I would hold that prediction to just five years. Java had an impressive run for about a decade there. I think JavaScript is about five years into its heyday. Will it manage to still be tops after another five years? Maybe, maybe not.


I cannot speak to how it has changed vs. when I was using it back in 2011 except in mind share. It has definitely lost the buzz it had at one point. However, not every good tool has to be the most popular for you to build good things with it.

Note: Edited to reflect the fact that I last used Ruby on Rails in 2011, not 2013.

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