JavaScript is now the most popular programming language

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 30 2019 @ 12:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Not that long ago JavaScript was almost considered dead, but these days it's the most popular programming language. The new 2019 Developer Skills Report from HackerRank surveyed over 71,000 developers from over 100 countries and found that JavaScript has overtaken Java as the most popular language among developers.
HackerRank asked developers which programming languages they knew and which ones they wanted to learn. Seventy-three percent of developers said they knew JavaScript in 2018, up from 66 percent in 2017. JavaScript was 2018’s most well-known language, compared to Java in 2017.
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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