Languages for RPG Developers
RPG Developers who have traditionally stayed within the AS/400 ecosystem often ask: If I were to learn another language which one should it be?
The best way to answer this is to do a Google search for the top programming languages to learn in 2018 and here is what you will find. When you go through the different surveys, blog posts, articles or white papers they all point to the same core languages.
They are (in no particular order):
Perfect. They all run on the IBM i.
This complements the survey data that Profound Logic has produced in their State of IBM i White Paper for 2017 which highlights and breaks down the percentage of shops who are using various languages on the platform. The ones that are making an impact:
Combine any of these languages with modern programming techniques for RPG (RDi) and you will increase your marketability tenfold.
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Here are some other articles links:
- The Coding Dojo: The 7 most in-demand skills for 2018
- Medium: The best 10 programming languages to learn in 2018
- The Simple Programmer: Top 10 programming languages for 2018
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