12 Hot Programming Languages To Learn

With the growing software-defined networking trend, networking pros are under pressure to learn some coding. Here are a dozen programming languages worth checking out.

Ericka Chickowski

September 25, 2016

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For many, or most, programmers, a simple “hello, world” changed their lives when they were young. Networking and infrastructure professionals often don’t share that same zeal. Of course, many are being pressured to learn coding, if for no other reason than to automate simple repetitive processes.

The growth of software-defined networks has certainly given more strength to the push, and the fact that many networking pros have already discovered ways to automate seems irrelevant. While the argument isn’t likely to be settled here, there are quite a few recent shifts in programming philosophy that even the most insulated networking pro might find interesting.

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About the Author(s)

Ericka Chickowski

Contributing Writer, Dark Reading

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading

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