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Top Programming Languages in Latin America

One of the great aspects of software development is the easy communication between developers that write in the same language. It doesn’t matter if one is from Pakistan and the other one from Colombia, if they’re coding in Python they can write the code together. 

But, there are hundreds of programming languages in widespread use, each with its own complexities and idiosyncrasies.

In this article, we’ll go over the best and most in-demand programming languages in Latin America, including web development, mobile development, game development, and more.

So, let’s take a look on the languages

Python

The first one is the beloved Python. Most used by data analysts, machine learning and AI projects has the advantage of a simple syntax, meaning that it’s easiest for beginners.

The language is most used to build web applications using Django and Flask as framework for example.

Java

Java is another language that has many programmers using in LATAM. Mostly of the banking-systems and government portals are made  with Java.

Hibernate, Struts and Spring Boot are some of the most popular frameworks for Java applications.

JavaScript

Not only in Latin America, nowadays JavaScript is used worldwide to build interactive web pages, interfaces or server-side applications with Node.js.

The popularity of JavaScript can be attributed to its versatility. And some popular frameworks are React, Angular and Vue.js.

Ruby

Ruby has an elegant syntax that makes it easy to write and read codes. The language was created with simplicity in mind and is very useful for building web applications quickly.

The most known framework is Ruby on Rails.

PHP

Used by management systems like WordPress and Drupal, PHP again has a simple syntax and it’s widely used in Latin America

Frameworks like Lavarel make it easy to build web applications using PHP.

SQL

One of the oldest languages that is still used nowadays is SQL. That’s a language very “user-friendly” and is used to communicate with databases.

Entity and SQLAlchemy are some of the most known frameworks.

C#

C# language was developed by Microsoft with the objective of allowing the same application to run in multiple hardwares. It runs on the .NET framework and has roots from all the “C family” like C++ and Java.

How do developers learn these languages?

With the multi connected world,there are many ways to learn how to code. We got people teaching by online courses, we have self-learners and the more traditional way of learning at a university.

As it’s difficult to measure the quality of the non-official courses over there we bring the database of universities from Latin America.

According to the study of the QS World University Rankings 2022, the Latin America region has 23 institutions among the top 500 of the world.

The better placed are Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidade de São Paulo and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

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