Javascript remains the most popular programming language, with 14 million developers

MADRID, April 30 (2021) –

Programming language Javascript is the most used today, and almost 14 million developers in the world they program with it especially on the web and for the cloud, followed by other languages ​​such as Python, Java and C ++.

This is taken from the twentieth edition of the State of the Developing Nation report, made by SlashData and for which they have surveyed more than 19,000 developers from 155 countries between November 2020 and February 2021 to see the status of programming and data science.

During the first quarter of 2021, the world had a total of 24.3 million active ‘software’ programmers, according to the study estimates. Among those who responded to the survey, 79 percent were men, 20 percent, women and the rest did not specify their sex.

Of all the existing programming languages, Javascript It is still the most used of all since 2017. At the beginning of 2021 they used it 13.8 million developers, and it was especially popular on the web and in the cloud.

In the last three years, more than 4.5 million professionals joined the JavaScript community And even in sectors where JavaScript is not the most widely used, such as data science or integrated development, around a quarter of programmers use it in their projects.

Behind is the language Python, which is used by 10.1 million programmers in the world and popular with machine learning functions and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Close the podium Java, used by 9.4 million programmers and which is used especially in mobile and ‘cloud’ development, followed by C / C ++, with 7.3 million and popular with embedded code.

Among the codes that register the highest growth, the survey has highlighted the language Kotlin, the default used by Google on Android, which with 2.6 million doubles the figures of the end of 2017 and slightly exceeds its rival Swift, Apple (2.5 million).

Likewise, during the past year, the programming languages ​​that most increased their professional base were Oxide (1.3 million) and Lua (1 million), popular in virtual and augmented reality and IoT.

The survey has also asked programmers about the effects of the pandemic of COVID-19, Y 37 percent of them say they have not changed the way they work., something 43 percent of students also agree on.

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