IT Pro is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

programming languages

What is JavaScript and why should I learn it?
JavaScript code displayed on monitor
Development

What is JavaScript and why should I learn it?

Everything you need to know about JavaScript and its role as the world's most popular web programming language
18 Jul 2022
Coding vs programming vs scripting: What’s the difference?
Three cartoon figures add to a board of code, with one sitting on top, a plant to the left and a cup of steaming coffee to the right
programming

Coding vs programming vs scripting: What’s the difference?

Your comprehensive guide to the important distinctions between coding, programming, and scripting
15 Jul 2022
Why are ransomware gangs pivoting to Rust?
Visual representation of ransomware by showing encrypted files on a display
ransomware

Why are ransomware gangs pivoting to Rust?

The developer-favourite language is fast becoming a delight for ransomware criminals
7 Jul 2022
What is YAML?
Programming code abstract on a reflective background
Development

What is YAML?

We look at the pros, the cons, and the syntax structure of the YAML programming language
23 Jun 2022
The top programming languages you need to learn for 2022
A computer screen with a grey background showing lines of multi-coloured Python code
Careers & training

The top programming languages you need to learn for 2022

With hundreds of coding languages out there, which ones will earn you the most?
23 Jun 2022
What is the Swift programming language?
Apple Swift code logo
programming languages

What is the Swift programming language?

How Apple’s purpose-built language works, how it fits in the market, and how to get started learning
10 Jun 2022
The best Python test frameworks
A photograph of Python code under a magnifying glass, overlaid with the IT Pro Recommended Award logo
software testing

The best Python test frameworks

Make your Python code shine with these testing tools
26 May 2022
What is pseudocode?
Pseudocode spelt out in wooden blocks in front of code text
Software

What is pseudocode?

We take a closer look at the descriptive take on programming languages
20 May 2022
What is SQL?
A computer keyboard with letters spelling SQL in blue
SQL

What is SQL?

This guide should help you understand the programming language that defined the database query
20 May 2022
Tech leaders share how to break into the tech industry
Software engineer examining code from a software
Careers & training

Tech leaders share how to break into the tech industry

“You have to feel like a true member of the IT world before you actually become a member"
14 Apr 2022
TypeScript version 4.7 beta launch leave developers 'delighted' with new features
Man at a desk coding software
software development

TypeScript version 4.7 beta launch leave developers 'delighted' with new features

A host of new features are headed to the programming language which is undergoing a period of rapid development
12 Apr 2022
Go 1.18 promises to be the most significant update to the language ever
Programming code abstract on a reflective background
programming languages

Go 1.18 promises to be the most significant update to the language ever

A host of features aiming to simplify and streamline critical functions, as well as big performance boosts, are expected to improve the development ex…
17 Mar 2022
Microsoft releases TypeScript 4.6 with a score of new features
Java script displayed on monitor
software development

Microsoft releases TypeScript 4.6 with a score of new features

The latest iteration of the programming language brings never-before-seen features and lots of improvements to make developers' lives easier
2 Mar 2022
Microsoft teases 'controversial' changes to C# programming language
C# code displayed on a computer screen
Development

Microsoft teases 'controversial' changes to C# programming language

The preview features are still in development and have attracted mixed feedback from the developer community
24 Feb 2022
Flutter announces new stable build for Windows development
Flutter for Windows mockup image by Google
software development

Flutter announces new stable build for Windows development

Google has worked with Microsoft to target Windows as the first stable desktop-specific release of the cross-platform development framework
4 Feb 2022
What is an ASPX file?
Web browser with text
web browser

What is an ASPX file?

We look at what this web file does and how it can be viewed
26 Jan 2022
Python developers release three "cursed" updates
A screen showing code written in a generic programming language
software development

Python developers release three "cursed" updates

Exciting developments in the next Python version are being observed while a score of bug fixes reach the most widely used Python builds
18 Jan 2022
Ransomware is being rewritten in Go for joint attacks on Windows, Linux users
The outline of a skull displayed in computer code to represent malware
ransomware

Ransomware is being rewritten in Go for joint attacks on Windows, Linux users

The Google-created programming language has become increasingly popular in the malware community for its speed and effectiveness in targeting more use…
13 Jan 2022
Best C++ courses to kickstart your career
A man with glasses looking at several screens with code on them
software development

Best C++ courses to kickstart your career

If you want to learn C++ for a new job, these are the courses you should consider
26 Nov 2021
The 9 best courses for R
"R" over top of a laptop with code on it
programming languages

The 9 best courses for R

Whether it’s data science, machine learning, and statistics you are interested in, there’s a course that will teach you R
21 Oct 2021
11 best python courses
Man writing code on a laptop
programming

11 best python courses

Python is the trendy coding language to use; here are some of the best courses out there
15 Oct 2021
Hackers turning to 'exotic' languages for next-gen malware, report warns
A person on a laptop to depict hacking
malware

Hackers turning to 'exotic' languages for next-gen malware, report warns

Coding languages such as Go, Rust, Nim and DLang are allowing malware authors to avoid signature detection and add layers of obfuscation
27 Jul 2021
IBM CodeNet teaches AI to translate programming languages
Close-up of a code editing programme
artificial intelligence (AI)

IBM CodeNet teaches AI to translate programming languages

The expansive dataset is designed to translate 55 languages, including Cobol, Java, C++, and Python
11 May 2021