Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

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"Software is eating the world," venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared.

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Someone has to write that software. Why not you?

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.

When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use - even as newer languages like Apple Swift or Google Go start to make a splash.

Here are the programming languages you should learn if you always want to have a job, as suggested by the popular TIOBE Index, the Redmonk Programming Language Rankings, and the annual Stack Overflow developer survey.

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