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7 Basic Level Programming Languages one should know!

Computers have reached every nook and corner of the world. There isn't any field now where you don't need to use a computer. They have changed the nature of the work done and also improved the efficiency and quality of the processes immensely! It's beneficial if one has the knowledge of the following seven languages at the beginner level!

HTML (HyperText Markup Language)

HTML is the standard markup language used to create webpages. Mostly taught in secondary school, it's the most basic language that a student should know!


JavaScript is a dynamic programming language. It is most commonly used as part of web browsers and also for non-browser environments. It is considered an "assembly language of the web"! It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language.

(Source: JavaScript)

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language. CSS simply adds style (e.g., fonts, colors, spacing) to Web documents. Whereas the HTML is the meaning or content, the style sheet is the presentation of that document.

Take a look at CSS




The C programming language is a popular and widely used for creating computer programs. Programmers around the world embrace C because it gives maximum control and efficiency to the programmer.

(Source: C language)

Best references:
a) The C Programming Language
b) Let Us C


C + +

C + +

C++ is a general-purpose programming language. It has similar programming as C, but has higher level features in it.

Take a look at C++ language

Best References:
a) The C++ Programming Language
b) Inside COM (Microsoft Programming Series)


Java is a general-purpose computer programming language. It is intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere" (WORA), meaning that compiled Java code can run on all platforms that support Java without the need for recompilation.

(Source: Java)

Take a look at Java programming


MATLAB (MATrix LABoratory)

MATLAB (MATrix LABoratory)

MATLAB is a fourth-generation programming language. It is the high-level language and interactive environment used by millions of engineers and scientists worldwide. It allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data and other innumerable applications.

Reference: MATLAB guide