In December 2017, Coding Dojo researched the top 25 Fortune 500 companies to find out which coding languages are used most often. The language usage varies by company, but the most consistent finding is all companies use an average of at least four different languages. If you are new to the industry, knowing only one technology stack may not cut it.
“Not only are languages different tools for different jobs, but they are technologies that shape how you think about programming,” said Richard Pattis, a senior lecturer of Informatics at UC Irvine.
Developers need to know multiple languages now more than ever before. Developers who know multiple stacks have an easier time keeping relevant and staying employed. Having multiple tools gives developers the ability to create elegant solutions.
“Much like any tool or application, companies use different coding languages for different requirements; there’s not a one-size-fits-all option,” noted Coding Dojo Head of Curriculum Speros Misirlaki. “While specific jobs might focus on a particular language, this research shows that a single language could be a long-term dead-end.”
So if you're looking into bootcamps, you're probably wondering how you could use this info to your advantage? During your research, make sure your bootcamp options are providing a versatile curriculum that trains you in multiple languages. Most seasoned developers are exposed to multiple languages over the course of their careers, so as a beginner, it pays dividends to get a head start on learning more than one language at the early stages.
Here is an infographic of the research we gathered about the top 25 Fortune 500 companies and the languages that are used in their day-to-day business:
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