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New Programming Languages: A Must-Know for IT Recruitment!

Recruiting in the IT industry is inherently linked to knowledge and the constant expansion of technical expertise. While it may not directly impact the day-to-day activities of those involved in recruitment and sourcing, it undoubtedly plays a pivotal role in their success.

New Programming Languages: A Must-Know for IT Recruitment!

Table of contents:

  • Zig

  • Mojo

  • DeviceScript

Keeping abreast of the latest developments positively influences a better understanding of the operations of the companies they collaborate with. This is crucial for both clients and candidates, as recruitment and sourcing professionals with a deeper technical understanding of requirements and roles can more efficiently identify the ideal candidate.

Expanding perspectives by tracking the latest trends and changes in the IT industry, even without technical skills, is the key to success in the recruitment field. Where to start? Begin with our article introducing three of the latest programming language curiosities.


Zig is a compiled programming language created by Andrew Kelly in 2016. It aims to further simplify programming, striving to address problems currently tackled by the C language. Zig offers optimization, diverse security mechanisms, and modern features without the need for as many real-time security checks as other languages. It is estimated that the first surge in demand for this language, both in terms of employment and education, will occur in 2025. According to the Stack Overflow 2023 survey, Zig was among the highest-paying programming languages, with a median annual salary of $103,000.


Mojo was developed with a focus on highly efficient computations required in fields such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. Considered a perfect blend of Python and Rust, it boasts user-friendly syntax, transparent memory management, and compatibility with Python's ecosystem and libraries. While unlikely to replace Python due to its extensive community and the prevailing culture of working with the language, it's worth exploring Mojo's capabilities and keeping it in mind for potential future use.


Part of Microsoft's experimental project, DeviceScript aims to extend the TypeScript language. Primarily dedicated to small IoT devices, it operates in a highly restricted environment. DeviceScript compiles into custom virtual machine code, a format understood by the machine. The main reason for its existence is the limited usability of certain TypeScript features in IoT settings. Therefore, its purpose is to fill this gap in compilers for embedded systems. Given the current significance of the IoT sector as a driving force in the economy and a technological revolution across industries, DeviceScript is sure to find its applications.


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