Best Programming Language for Coding Interviews

You must have heard people saying you can choose any programming language to code for interviews. Is it true? If this is true, does every company follow this? I’ll tell you 😃. So, in this article, I will tell you what is the best programming language for coding interviews.

Best Programming Language for Coding Interviews

Choosing a language for your coding interviews is not a difficult task. Here I will give you an overview of the differences between the companies so that you can choose a language for your coding interviews. Big tech companies let you choose any language. So, if you are about to give an interview with one of the big tech giants, choose the language you are best or most experienced in.

By best, I didn’t mean to say that you start comparing which languages you’re the best at. Just choose the language you use daily, because if you are working on a daily task using a particular programming language, just choose that.

For example, if you use C# daily, it means that you are the most experienced in the C# programming language, so just choose C# and start solving questions based on data structures and algorithms and continue to upgrade your preparation using C#.

Now, what if you use more than one programming language daily. So that means that you are also good and experienced in more than one language. So in such a case just choose that language which syntax is small compared to other languages.

For example, if you want to become a full-stack developer, you have to study languages like JavaScript, Python TypeScript etc. So Python seems to be the simplest of the three and almost all programming languages. So, if you are proficient in more than one programming language, choose the language whose syntax is small according to other languages.

Do Every Company Allows You To Choose Any Programming Language for Coding Interviews?

When it comes to big tech companies, yes, they allow you to choose any programming language. But when it comes to a midsize business or maybe a startup, things change. In such cases, most companies allow you to choose between any of the programming languages between Python, C++, and Java.

But some companies are particularly focused on one area. For example, if a business is focused on building chatbots for their customers’ websites, they’ll be looking for someone good at Python, as Python saves a lot of time while working on any machine learning based application.

Summary

So, when preparing for a business that has a particular focus on a single area, choose the programming language that best suits that particular area. For example, Python for machine learning, Java or Kotlin for Android development, Objective-C or Swift for iOS development, and Python and JavaScript for web development. And while appearing for an interview in a big tech company choose that language in which you have the most experience.

I hope you liked this article on the best programming language for coding interviews. Feel free to ask your valuable questions in the comments section below.

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Aman Kharwal
Coder with the ♥️ of a Writer || Data Scientist | Solopreneur | Founder
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