5 Cutting-edge programming languages that you should not ignore

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There have been a plethora of languages developed during the course of computer programming history for a variety of goals. Programming languages are used to create websites, desktop applications, servers, and a variety of other jobs.

We’ll throw some light on the dark regions of the programming language world. Let us look at a few programming languages that are great examples of creativity and the limitless possibilities that exist in software development but we have not explored them yet.

Mercury

Mercury is a functional, statically typed, and strongly typed language that originated in Australia in 1995. This language looks to be comparable to both Prolog and Haskell, however, it appears to be stricter in terms of things like side effects.

Mercury is an extremely opinionated and rigid language (much like Haskell). This stiffness, on the other hand, is a sacrifice for speed, efficiency, and precision. Mercury is a wonderful option if you’re constructing a huge application that requires a lot of speed and precision.

Squirrel

Behind the whimsical moniker hides a powerful object-oriented scripting language. The purpose of this ambitious programming language was to have a considerably smaller footprint in order to perform better in video game applications. The Squirrel programming language is based on C, C++, Java, Python, and Lua. This is a very potent combination of languages.

Vala

Vala was created as a more versatile programming language for GNOME apps. The goal was to eliminate the reliance on a large number of external runtimes and libraries that other languages require to perform comparable tasks. If you’re creating GTK apps, Vala is also a wonderful choice. The official GTK website includes a fantastic example project to get you started and demonstrate how simple Vala is to use with GTK.

Ballerina

This is a fascinating language designed for cloud-based apps. The concept is so relevant and necessary now that it’s surprising it didn’t exist sooner (it was first created in 2015 and announced in 2017). The goal of the language is to make creating and maintaining cloud applications as easy and quick as possible. The networking and application service components would have to be hauled in and constructed from scratch in conventional languages like Java or Python (barring the usage of other third-party libraries). These external elements have become part of the language in Ballerina.

LilyPond

The configuration language given to the LilyPond application is rather enjoyable, despite not being a true independent programming language. This language was created to aid in the creation of high-quality musical scores. Using LilyPond, you may make musical compositions that are far more aesthetically beautiful than other sterile apps, because of the inbuilt TeX-like language.

The LilyPond language is a little tough to understand, but the idea that you can use it to create a musical score is pretty fascinating. LilyPond has a multitude of integrations, including the ability to insert sound snippets from the created soundtrack into MediaWiki pages.

(Courtesy: Content.Techgig.com)

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