Coding and learning are quite intricately linked with each other. Coders who begin their career with a certain technology or framework cannot certainly limit themselves to it. Technology is evolving and metamorphosing dramatically, and to keep up with its pace, coders have to learn multiple languages and comprehend techniques that will help them adapt to myriad frameworks and environments. In fact, at iCanCode, you’ll find our coders immersing in different languages. Right now, our coders are simultaneously working on AngularJS and Hibernate.
In what we could call as a universally acknowledged truth, the ability to code in a finite set of languages restricts a developer to make the most of his skill — his career opportunities are often meager and in many cases, not well-paying too. Besides, picking diverse languages deepens the thinking skills of the coders. They’ll find several approaches to solving a problem, and more importantly, learn how to think differently in doing so.
As any true blue coder will tell you, the world of technology is brimming with over a thousand programming languages, and at the rate we are going, this number is only going to get higher. If your coding hat is full of different languages already or if you’re still looking to add a few, we’ll tell you why you should!
1. Bigger and better opportunities beckon you: When you have a substantial grasp over a variety of languages, you qualify for a vast range of job opportunities.
Recruiters across the globe usually look for coders with a command over traditional and modern languages, and sometimes it is an added benefit as you have the power to settle for a job you love. And not the one that comes your way. The ball is in your court!
2. An increase in the income potential: The more skilled you are, the more valued you are. As someone with a knowledge of several languages, it is understood that you’re forever ready to pick new languages and challenges each time there is a requirement.
Companies are more than willing to pay extra for coders who can shift between different projects with an ease. There are more attributing factors, of course. If one is a full-stack developer, he is well-versed with the inside out of frontend and backend development, making him a cherished coder at work.
3. Know what tools work and what don’t: Learning different languages gifts you the artistry of approaching a complex issue from a different angle. You will find yourself knowing what tools generally work and what don’t.
This is crucial for companies because you’ll be able to work with velocity, by cutting down the production time several manifolds. While every issue has a unique language or tool that tackles it, you’ll be the one driving it.
4. Never a dull day: Every day is exciting when you get to explore and experiment with different languages. Monotony typically dawns on you if you do the same task over and over again. The fact that you can do something new and something different on a regular basis makes your work all the more challenging. Variety is, rightfully said, to be the spice of life, after all.
Now, we surely know that learning new languages is an unnerving thought. But with the right culture of support and learning, it could be quite fun. And needless to mention, opens you to opportunities and ideas that you’ve never imagined before.