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Which languages can ACTUALLY make money online?

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by Rage., Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Rage.

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    Hey guys. I know HTML and CSS. I am learning JavaScript right now. Anyways, I want to be a web developer and maybe try to make some money online by automating some things. Which languages are actually worth learning if you want to make money online? Python, SQL, Java, .NET, PHP, etc...? Anybody who makes profit online and is a programmer, can you please share some tips? Thank you!
     
  2. Sam Green

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    There is a very large amount of contradicting research about which language is the best to learn. Some research scraped Github to find the most used language, some look at google searches for different languages, some look at freelance websites to see which language is the most mentioned in jobs...

    honestly each language has its own strengths and weaknesses. the language to learn depends on what you plan to do. That being said your question is fundamentally flaw... it's not like there's some secret "Money Maker++" language...
     
  3. tasburrfoot

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    They are all relevant tbh. I even came across Mojolicious(Perl webframework) recently, and it's one of the highest performing web frameworks around - for the past 6 years I forgot PERL was even a thing, but apparently PERL 6 is pretty good.

    PHP7 is now running at speeds more than double that of Python, and out performs any other scripting language. Couple that with a GOOD framework such as Phalcon, or if you want something more lightweight Slim(Laravel is bloated garbage) and you're laughing.

    New languages such as Elixir coupled with the Phoenix Framework are delivering incredible web based packages, while older languages such as Java are releasing newer packages(JDK 8), improving and staying relevant.

    Really, it all comes down to your style - are you an OOP(Object Oriented Programming) guy, or an FP(Functional Programming) guy? Do you enjoy your Curly braces or do you like a more "modern" syntax? Personally I'm a curly brace AND OOP guy, so I've avoided Python(no curlys!) and Ruby(more on the FP side of things(while it can be used in OOP fashion)) however Elixir has made me turn the corner on both points.

    Tt doesn't matter what language you choose, they all have advantages and pitfalls, and they all have a learning curve.

    Figure out what you enjoy, and nail it down - THEN you can make money.
     
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    I'd suggest you to learn PHP and at least one framework like CodeIgniter. There is a good demand for custom made websites with database backend and they sell at a very high price.
     
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    There is no specific money making language. Each one has different coding structure, syntax, pros and cons.
    There are huge no of opportunities for each languages. You have to decide which one is apt for you, and spend more potential time to learn it from scratch. It will help you to make everything faster than other. This strength will helps you to earn more money.
     
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    majento developer is always in demand..
     
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    Its not about the language its about the problems you want to solve. If you're thinking about doing simple web design/development go with html,css,javascrtipt. If you want to do some back-end integrations then learn javascript+nodejs or php..
     
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    I beg to differ on this...

    Wordpress developers are always in demand because 60 to 70% of CMS website are on wordpress and then it's drupal
    and for wordpress, you need to learn html, css, javascript, php and their frameworks.
     
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    If you want to make websites then php+javascript+css+html is a very popular route. If you want to make desktop tools then Java could be a good choice, but nowadays Javascript can be used for everything even desktop and server. If you learn Javascript very well you can go really far with just that one language(exaggeration of course).
     
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    Haha, we got a winner :D
     
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    Maybe you should speak money ! Anyways, it's like asking which car to use to get from A to B ... Well depends doesn't it? Even if you drive the same car as someone else that person ma get there faster, which translates to one language can work awesome for one and you suck with it...

    Now obviously you cannot automate things with say SQL as its used for data storage and needs to be bundled with one of the others you mentioned.
     
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    I would recommend python. The syntax is my favorite also probably the easiest to learn and you will be able to create bots quickly which you can profit off of.
     
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    Going back I would've spent my time with python php and sql almost exclusively.
    python automates whatever and throws that shit into your sql database and php calls it jod done.
    most companies would hire someone with a working knowledge of all three
    and if youre saying fuck the man well the worlds your oyster find a problem and fix it
    or burn down the world and charge entry fees at every show... your choice

    html and css are cool but its fluff.. and java is relevant I guess....
    talking dollars the more complex problem you can solve the more money you will make
     
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    You can make money with each of these languages, be an expert on whatever you learn and also gather experience to get high payment.
     
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    Any language can make you money. If you focus on web development you should learn php and sql, you can do a lot of stuff with them and they are easy to learn.
     
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    If you want to know what programming languages are in demand, do the smart thing and head over to freelance sites like upwork and search the job posts and see what programming languages employers are looking for. Find where the "real world" demand is.
     
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    it is a very general question... the more you learn about programming you'll know that when you became expert in those language you can find a way to create money.. if you want to learn and do your own stuff learn a language that is needed by a lot of company as well so in the future if you didn't find anything useful you still can sell your skills to those company, it's like hitting 2 bird in one stone
     
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    +1 vote. I think that Pinterest, Quora, DropBox, Spotify, and Knewton are looking for great Python software engineers. I guess they pay well.

    Other way?
    Build a great product + great market.