Article: Top 6 new Programming Languages to Learn in 2021

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Top 6 new Programming Languages to Learn in 2021

We live in a time where technology is rapidly evolving. Developers have a thriving job market, with over 500 programming languages in use around the world. All languages have advantages and disadvantages, and their implementation is becoming increasingly application-specific.

Skilled programmers are not only aware of how to code, they know how to tackle a complicated problem with their brains and create effective code to solve it. Although most programming languages can perform most tasks, each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Knowing several languages is beneficial because you will not be able to achieve the same results with each one. You would have a larger depth of knowledge and be more likely to be able to solve complex problems quicker more effectively if you learn more languages.

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Article: Microsoft launches Power Fx, a new open source low-code language

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Microsoft launches Power Fx, a new open source low-code language

Microsoft today announced Power Fx, a new low-code language that takes its cues from Excel formulas. Power Fx will become the standard for writing logic customization across Microsoft’s own low-code Power Platform, but since the company is open-sourcing the language, Microsoft also hopes that others will implement it as well and that it will become the de facto standard for these kinds of use cases.

Since Power Platform itself targets business users more so than professional developers, it feels like a smart move to leverage their existing knowledge of Excel and their familiarity with Excel formulas to get started.

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