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What is the best programming language for your software? Learn how to decide.

Clóvis Wichoski
May 1, 2020
linguagem de programação
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Choosing the correct programming language for software development is an important step for your project success. There are several options, most of them with distinct functionalities and purposes.

Although this choice might be directly or indirectly tied to your software’s performance, nowadays it’s possible to count on a few efficient ways for migrating or adapting your code, while making your life easier.

Here, you will find what you need to know about the process of deciding the best programming language for your software development.

Choosing a programming language for software development

Choosing a programming language for a software development project is different from choosing one for learning purposes. Some industries have one or another language as their pattern, while others are more flexible.

Regardless of your freedom for choosing which programming language to use, some key points must be considered during your choice. Time, budget, resources and other factors could be directly affected depending on it.

This is usually the main obstacle at the beginning of every development project for most companies. Even for freelancers developers, the problem persists, especially if the programmer needs to scale up or update the code.

Commonly, developers need to keep their apps with high performance constantly, with almost no time to perform improvements. Usually, these applications are developed in the most usual coding languages: Java or C++. However, the need to improve performance becomes more clear as the project advances.

The problems faced during software development could make programmers reevaluate their language choice. This is a common part of the evolution of every project.

Choosing the most appropriate programming language for your software depends on several variables that must be considered in advance. Having the right tool to make this process easier can make all the difference.

Deepcode: choosing the right programming language

Having a clear image at the beginning of the project and making a reasonable language choice could reduce project maintenance and expansion in the future.

Even though some languages might be easier for software development because of a simpler syntax, others might be easier to adapt or synchronize with other platforms and apps.

It is possible that your software has been created a long time ago and the language used was updated. Maybe new demands have appeared and need implementation. This is a very common situation but it doesn’t have to be as complicated as it looks. For situations like this, some mappers use Deepcode to allow a thorough analysis of the original code.

This analysis is transformed into a logic working map that could be used to migrate the software to a different coding language or to update the original version with all the changes necessary.

It works as the reverse process for developing software. Instead of using a logic algorithm and then coding it using a specific language, the mapper uses the code that is already written and transforms it back to an algorithm. That way, the mapper provides the base of your new code. After that, the programmer only needs to make the necessary adjustments or implement new functions into it.

Using software has made the professional life of a big part of the population easier and faster. Manual processes were automated, providing a more productive work environment. In software development, programming languages have broadened the frontiers of knowledge considerably — however, if you want your project to succeed, it is crucial to pick the right programming language for the best software performance.

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Clóvis Wichoski

Clóvis Wichoski

CEO Mapperidea
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