Spotify has been a revolution in the music industry. It is a freemium service, and it is the provider of protected content from record labels. The basic features are free with the advertisement, but the paid version has better streaming quality and music download option. It is available for every device users including social media users and PlayStation users. There are robust search features for the convenience of the users, and currently, the platform has over 170 million users. There are multiple programming languages used in the development of this revolutionary platform which are mentioned below.
Programming Languages Used For Spotify –
According to the Wikipedia, the primary language behind Spotify development is Python. Among other significant languages used are Java, C++, and C. It is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, and macOS.
But according to Andreas Blixt who is a 5-year employee of Spotify, the main language used is C++ and not Python. One may take it with a pinch of salt because C++ has become less convenient for the developers while Python is the language where most of the developments are taking place. He has also mentioned that C++ is at the core but due to the expansion of Spotify from its origin, different modules are created. These new modules are implemented in different languages for better development. These modules could have also been created in C++. Furthermore, the scope for using different programming languages has opened up the scope for more clients to work with the platform seamlessly. The use of JSON for passing data has become easy.
Breaking Down The Different Components –
You can broadly divide Spotify into multiple components quite easily. There are desktop application component, mobile application component, web development component and the core components. Furthermore, you can take different accessories as another component, and these accessories are the ones that are primarily responsible for the use of so many different languages to create the entire platform. The core component is generally written in a language is the independent of the operating system. This helps the core component to stay intact, and the rest of the components can change and get customized as per the operating system used. Coming to the core part, there are a lot of opinions out, and it is safe to assume that it has been a combination of C++ and Python without giving anyone the higher preference.
If you are looking forward to making such a platform, you have to go through the documentation to understand the different components and find interlinkable programming languages so that you can make different components in the best possible way without any compatibility issues.