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Python, Node.js continue to be popular among devs: Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow annual survey

Stack Overflow Annual Developer Survey has revealed that Python and Node.js have continued to be popular among developers. The yearly report has received more than 64,000 responses fielded from 213 countries and dependent territories.

Since Stack Overflow started conducting the developer survey in 2015, Python and Node.js have grown in popularity, while the usage of C# and C has declined over time. The annual survey also highlights that Mozilla’s Rust has become the “most loved programming language”. The concurrent and practical language recently received native presence on a dedicated Rust Language Server.

With the growth of open source adoption, proprietary developments have started been declining. The survey results have confirmed the drop and showed the “dreadness” for Microsoft Visual Basic. Stack Overflow claims that 88.3 percent of developers currently using Visual Basic are not favouring its continue usage.

Hiring trends

Alongside giving details about developer profiles, the latest survey results by Stack Overflow can be a yardstick for employers and recruiters. The results highlight the importance of the emerging remotely culture. Over 53.3 percent of respondents consider the remote option as a top priority, while 64 percent of the total respondent base are already working remotely at least one day a month.

A large majority of developers working in government and non-profits claim that they were underpaid, whereas the ones in finance feel the most overpaid. Furthermore, diversity in the workplace has been found to be a priority for over 88 percent of developers.

“Thanks to the generosity of the largest community of developers in the world, the developer survey is an invaluable tool for any employer who wants insights into what actually drives and motivates developers throughout their careers,” said Jay Hanlon, Stack Overflow VP, in a statement.

The survey results are specifically targeting at organisations planning to scale or cultivate technical terms. Moreover, it is available online to give a large picture of the currently trends around the developer space.