The virtual (VR) industry is definitely the most exciting one in the stock market right now.
By definition, “Virtual reality is an interactive computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment that incorporates auditory, visual and other types of sensory feedback.”
Virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies are drawing millions of dollars in investments. The market is expected to reach a cap of $150 Billion by 2020. Moreover, these immersive technologies are on track to transform entertainment and to dramatically influence industries such as healthcare, tourism, sports, education, and manufacturing.
As a matter of fact, NASA is using the technologies to train astronauts and to share a walk on Mars.
“When your technology is headed to space and bringing space to our classrooms and living rooms, you know it’s something big,” says Michael D. Gallagher, President, and CEO, Entertainment Software Association (ESA).“We’re on the precipice of widespread adoption of one of the most engaging, fun, and truly groundbreaking innovations of the last two decades.”
With such an increasing demand and diverse application, this technology has a very high potential to get stock prices tumbling. Therefore, techies such as Mark Zuckerberg have placed huge bets on virtual reality.
Therefore, here are four programming languages you can start with to develop enticing VR experiences and take a bite out of the future of tech:
Created at Sun Microsystem and owned by Oracle, Java is an object-oriented programming language that is probably the best choice for beginner and intermediate level programmers. Java can be particularly great to build algorithms such as language processing, search, and neural network, all of which are essential aspects of any online VR application. Moreover, there is JAVA 3D API which enables VR application to generate 3D images, track the position & orientation of user’s body parts. This helps create mindblowing VR experiences.
#3. C++ (Unreal)
Most of the developers consider C++ an “expert” language. One important contributor to this image is that this language is very difficult to learn, and is very extensive by nature. A fair number of AAA titles are created through C++. For VR applications that are enormous, confounded and require precise executive delivery, C++ is definitely the right choice.
#4. C# (Unity)
Unity is definitely the MVP (Most Valuable Player) in VR programming and C# is the language used to create Unity applications. C# is, without question, the most diverse language there is – it can create programs for PC as well as Android and iOS platforms and operating software. The majority portion of any VR application is always coded in Unity. If you wish to create programs that run and grow on data and insights gathered from VR applications, unity is the way to go.
These are the top 4 languages that you can use in order to create an engaging, exciting and innovative virtual reality experience.