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which country has best programmersShort Bytes: HackerRank, a free coding practice website, has published a study showing which countries have the best programmers and developers. The top 3 positions were captured by China, Russia, and Poland. The US and India, the traditional coding giants, managed to land on 28th and 31st positions, respectively.

If you are interested in computer programming, you would have definitely wondered about which country produces the best crop of programmers and developers. Well, a new report from HackerRank, a California-based service that runs tests for developers, is here to provide an answer.

Based on the speed and accuracy, HackerRank has ranked more than 1.5 million developers. Its recent study shows that China has the world’s best programmers, followed by Russia and Poland. While China emerged as the top performer by scoring 100, it won by a hair as Russia scored 99.9 out of 100.

Asian tech giant China managed to outscore all other countries in the field of mathematics, data structure, and functional programming challenges. The silver medalist Russia dominated in the algorithms, which is also the most popular and competitive arena on HackerRank.

Top 10 countries with the best computer programmers

  1. China
  2. Russia
  3. Poland
  4. Switzerland
  5. Hungary
  6. Japan
  7. Taiwan
  8. France
  9. Czech Republic
  10. Italy

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While the traditional programming powerhouses like the US and India have the most number of participants on the website, they performed poorly. The US ranked 28th, closely followed by India at 31st position.

Here are the top 50 countries with the best developers. They are ranked by average score across all HackerRank challenges.best developers country

The concluding remarks by HackerRank:

“If we held a hacking Olympics today, our data suggests that China would win the gold, Russia would take home a silver, and Poland would nab the bronze. Though they certainly deserve credit for making a showing, the United States and India have some work ahead of them before they make it into the top 25.”

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Adarsh Verma
Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]