What Programming Language Should I Learn ?

“What programming language should I  learn ?” is a question often asked by people new to software development.

The answer is always “it depends”. But for embedded systems, it seems C language is a must as you can see in the chart below (Source: “The 2011 Embedded Market Study” by Embedded.com).

What programming should I learn for embedded systems development ?

For the 2011 survey, 1886 respondents from across the embedded industry answered that their embedded project was mostly programmed in C language  (62%), followed by C++ (22%), assembler (5%) and Java (2%). The other languages were all under 1%.

 

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