JavaScript and Python continue to lead programming languages ​​and Rust grows

javascript Y python they still are the programming languages ​​preferred by the developer community. While, Rust usage continues to grow hard. This is reflected in the report. State of the Developer Nation (State of the Developing Nation), which has already published its 22nd edition and which has been prepared from a survey conducted among more than 20,000 developers from 166 countries between December 2021 and February 2022.

The report, which confirms that JavaScript remains the most popular programming language among the community for the tenth consecutive survey. In total, it is used by around 17.5 million developers worldwide, and its community has been growing steadily for several years. Python, which surpassed in popularity Java two years ago, it is the second most popular language, with 15.7 million users. In the last six months, Python added 3.3 new developers. However, Java continues to grow strongly and continuously. Since the beginning of 2021, the number of developers who know about it has increased by almost 5 million.

As for the rest of the languages, it is worth noting the growth of Rust, whose adoption has almost quadrupled in the last two years, going from 600,000 developers using it in the first quarter of 2020 to 2.2 million in the first quarter of 2022.

PHP is the language that has grown the least in the last six months: there are only 600,000 new developers who know this language between the third quarter of 2021 and the first of 2022. However, it is still the second most used language in web applications, after of JavaScript.

Go Y Ruby they are very important programming languages ​​in backend development, but Go has grown almost twice as fast as them over the last year. The Go community already has 3.3 million developers. As for the Kotlinhas grown from 2.4 million developers in the first quarter of 2021 to five million developers in the first quarter of 2022. This growth is mainly attributed to Google making Kotlin their preferred development language for Android.

Meanwhile, a 46% of developers use low-code or no-code tools to do some of your work. Experienced developers, especially those over a decade, are the least likely to use these types of tools. But 19% of US developers use no-code or low-code tools for more than half of their working time as developers, nearly double the global average of 10%.

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