A client asked the other day “How many programming languages actually are there and which is the best?” I’ll admit I didn’t know the answer to the first part off the top of my head so I made a note to spend a bit of time researching it. There is a fair bit of debate about the actual number with figures fluctuating from around 250 to over 500 that are available today. In terms of which is the best… the answer is it depends on who you are and what you want to do.
I certainly don’t have time to go through all of this list ranking them in order! so instead I’ve provided a bit of information on the top 5 in terms of current popularity.