There are tons of programming languages out there; hence, it’s difficult to know the stats of every language and what developers think about them. Thankfully, we have surveys that keep us updated and help us understand what’s happening in the computer science industry.
A survey was conducted by JetBrains, a Czech software company that makes tools for developers. It was conducted in 183 countries where over 31,743 developers had answered the questions. This article will break up the results to show you what the community has adapted to since last year.
The State of Developer Ecosystem Survey 2021 Survey By JetBrains
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SQL, Python, and Java: Not much has changed
In the 2020 survey, SQL was in third place, followed by Python and Java. This year, usage numbers have changed, but the positions haven’t. SQL retains the third spot, with over 54% of developers using it and 3% thinking of switch to the same.
Python is at 52%, but 8% are planning to adopt it. It’s possible that we might see it beating SQL in the future. Java is at 49%, with 4% thinking of migrating. Here’s a table of what languages people want to switch to.
There’s also region-wise popularity data, gender-wise data, career position-wise data, and a lot more enough to make this article neverending. Hence, make sure to check it out on the official JetBrains Developer Ecosystem 2021 website.
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