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IT Skills: Top 10 Programming Languages for 2021

These are the languages most likely to be useful for getting a job as a developer or other IT professional.
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9. Ruby

Rank in 2020: 7

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Like Go, Ruby dropped two places on the InformationWeek list between 2020 and 2021. On the Tiobe list, it ranked thirteenth overall. Its highest ranking was on the RedMonk list, where it was ninth.

Developed in the 1990s, Ruby is an object-oriented language that is often used with the Rails server-side web application framework (Ruby on Rails). The Ruby website describes it as "a programmer's best friend" and notes that it was designed to be easy for humans to read and write. Its influences include Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, Basic, and Lisp.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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