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Highlights from the 2018 JetBrains’ State of Developer Ecosystem survey

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Previously, we had a close look at the results of the 2018 JetBrains’ State of Developer Ecosystem survey with a focus on Java. Here, we present you the most interesting and fun highlights on a number of languages and technologies.

In a previous article, we reviewed the results of the 2018 JetBrains’ State of Developer Ecosystem survey and we focused solely on Java because, you know, it’s Java!

But the survey is full of interesting and fun facts on a number of languages and technologies. Therefore, we decided to collect the most interesting facts and present them in this collection of highlights. Enjoy!

SEE ALSO: The Java of your heart: Trends and preferences from JetBrains’ survey

The general story

Developers are mostly interested in adopting Go, Kotlin, and Python in the future but during the last 12 months, developers have been learning mostly Python and JavaScript.

The JavaScript stories

React dominates, Angular misses the top 5, and  Vue.js steals the rookie show making it in the top 3.

The popularity of React Native for mobile development has grown a lot compared to 2017.


The Scala stories

Akka dominates in web development, followed by Play. Spark Java, young as it is, made it in the top 5.

Maven may be the veteran but Gradle is giving it a run for its money.

The Kotlin stories

10% of respondents don’t know what version of Kotlin they use.
Java is the second most regularly used language among Kotlin developers.

Mobile applications industry is the one true love for Kotlin developers.

Do you have any plans for the weekend?

Probably not.

Apparently, there are no weekends in the developer world.

Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou was the editor for Coming from an academic background in East Asian Studies, she decided that it was time to go back to her high-school hobby that was computer science and she dived into the development world. Other hobbies include esports and League of Legends, although she never managed to escape elo hell (yet), and she is a guest writer/analyst for competitive LoL at TGH.

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