But how does this compare to the ranking of developers that want to continue developing in a language? Or as they’re better known - the most loved programming languages.
The answer? Not that well - if you take the top five most used languages, and the top five most loved, the only intersect is Python.
Source: Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey 2020
The most loved programming languages
For five years running, Rust has taken the top spot of Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey as the most loved programming language, with Kotlin holding steady in a top-five position for the last four years. This year, TypeScript came in second, surpassing Python and there were also big gains in Go, moving up to 5th from 10th last year.
They might be the most loved, but do they have the potential to become more widely used, or even the most used? If you want to learn about these most loved languages, and some very exciting up and coming languages, we invite you to join our new event series on ‘Challenger Languages’.
About the challenger language series
If you want to learn about each of these ‘Challenger Languages’, over the next few months we’ll be holding snappy, 45-minute live webinar sessions as part of our AND Elevenses, where we’ll explore the background, the use cases and features of the languages, a live coding demo, and whether it’s really worth looking into.
Interested in the series? Save the following dates in your diary: