13 Best Programming Languages to Learn in 2017

The new year motivated us to think about learning a new programming language. Inspired by Alexander Falks’ post “Learn a new programming language this summer” we are opening the learning season 2017: What programming languages should I learn in 2017?

What programming languages should I learn” is one of the most popular questions these days. It’s complicated. There are so many languages to choose from these days.

Whenever you have too many choices it is harder to actually decide to learn one language. You might know the famous “Jam study” by psycho-economist Sheena Iyengar, who found that shoppers who were confronted with 24 different jams where very unlikely to buy one. (The sweet spot for jams, no pun intended, is a choice of six different jams).

We love options and alternatives, but more choices make it harder to decide. That is true for web development, too. That’s why I want to break it down for you and make it very easy.

It’s still up to you which programming languages to try, but you will have a pretty good overview to start from.

Ready?

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Best Web Development Trends For 2017

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UPDATE:
You can find the best web development trends for 2018 in this article right here. Stating that, the listed web development trends for 2017 are still highly relevant.

Technology changes constantly, so to be at the top of your game as a web developer, it’s vital you’re keeping up.

It can be confusing and discerning when so many updates and developments are being released every few weeks. With 2017 just getting started, we’ve put together some information about the anticipated trends for this upcoming year and some advice about what areas of development you should be focusing on.

Discussing new frameworks, techniques, and tools which are all working to enhance UX, consider this blog your one-stop-shop for all things 2017!

We at Usersnap put together all our thoughts in this article.
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5 Tips for an Appealing UI on Your Website

An appealing user interface can have a significant impact on the success of your application.

The challenge for web designers is thinking about how users are navigating the UI and which actions they expect to happen. This involves evaluating the skills and technical know-how which they can expect from their users.

We will give you a few tips about how to design an appealing UI and ensure a good user experience.
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16 Conferences in 2017 That no Developer Wants to Miss

Christmas is approaching fast, and that means one thing: get ready for next year’s conference season!

We had a look at 15 events that are already confirmed for 2017. From UX Design to JavaScript, the conference schedule of 2017 will feature something for everyone.

Read on but make sure you have an (empty) calendar next to you when you do.
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Clients from Mars and 8 things you should learn from them!

Sometimes you have clients you admire, you like to work with, or you even love. And sometimes you have clients that are not so likable. Clients from Mars.

Their wishes and requests might sound so alien that you simply think they are from a different planet.

We collected a few statements and what you should learn from them. If any great one is missing make sure to leave a comment in the comment section below.
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10 Web Design Trends for 2017

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Update 2018:
You can find the web design trends for 2018 in this article right here. If you’re still here to check out the best web design trends of 2017 – feel free to read on. Many of them are still relevant for 2018 as well.

As technology advances and becomes more ingrained into every facet of our daily lives, users are demanding more and more from their online user experiences (UX).

Personal, interactive, and relevant are three keywords which users want from their UX. Which basically means web designers now face the challenge of developing a website which understands and responds to its users throughout the process.
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Slush16 – Welcome, You Badass!

The Slush Conference in Helsinki (Nov. 30th to Dec. 1st) is one of the biggest startup events in Europe with around 17,500 participants. Besides 2,000 startups from all over the world, this year’s event also featured around 1,000 investors and 2,500 volunteers.

Upon entering the conference hall for the first time, it became clear that the darkness of Finland in November is part of the event’s aesthetic concept: dark halls, lasers and fog machines that delivered punchlines in the form of smoke during the presentations, embodied Slush’s motto perfectly:

Nobody in their right mind would come to Helsinki in November. Except you, you badass. Welcome.”
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Solving Problems Like a Designer

Bill Burnett and David Evans are teaching the most popular course at Stanford University right now. The name of the course: Design Your Life.

The term “design” is not meant in an abstract way. The course is actually about transferring ideas and principles of design to questions and problems of everyday life.

“Think like a designer” is the slogan of the course as well as a recently published book (Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life) by the two professors.
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