There are dozens of different programming languages today. But which ones are the most popular for developers? This year, JetBrains released its State of Developer Ecosystem 2019 report where it details, among other things, the quota each language has on the software market.
The rise of Python
Despite Go being named the most promising language (according to the fact that its quota has more than doubled in the last two years), Python’s prospects seem particularly favorable in the immediate future. The language founded in 1991 is set to grow even more than recent years and, if some predictions are to be believed, it will eventually get the first spot in just a few years.
Comparing JetBrains’ report to other recent language analysis, TIOBE found Python had surpassed C++. Like JetBrais, TIOBE now includes Python among the top three languages, with C+++ losing its spot. Likewise, Stack Overflow’s Developer Report encountered that Python was the fastest-growing major language (emphasis on the “major”, as Go is not considered one) and the second most-loved language (JetBrains puts C3 at number 1). Not only that, it also said that among developers, Python is seemingly the most desirable of the main languages.
Other interesting facts include OS usage among developers: Windows came on top with 57% saying they used it, while macOS scored 49% and Unix / Linux a close 48%.