Yet another 2018 wrap-up

Pluralsight 2018 wrap-up: JavaScript reigns supreme, Dart gains momentum

Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
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We are still not done with the 2018 reviews! Today, we take a look at the most interesting highlights from the Pluralsight Tech Index 2018 mini report. Is Dart the next big thing?

Pluralsight has released a mini report presenting the lessons they learned in 2018 and what technologies reached the top or grew the most.

Here, we have a look at the most interesting highlights and, hopefully, they will shed some light on what skills you should keep in mind for the year ahead.

The highlights

Based on data from Pluralsight’s Tech Index, the top ten most popular software development technologies contains the following names:

Following the general trend, JavaScript reigns supreme based on Pluralsight data, occupying the first place in this top 10. All in all, the list does not offer any surprises since all these technologies are well-established in the developers’ world.

Moving on to the software development technologies that exhibited the most growth, we see two of the biggest trends in the top 5.

The Kotlin hype is still alive and well with the language becoming the fourth technology that has grown the most in 2018, followed by Dart in the 5th place.

Dart seems to be gaining significant momentum. In our ongoing poll that aims to have a look at which programming languages are on your list for 2019, Dart is currently at the top going toe to toe with Python. Will Dart be the next big thing? The debate is real!

Now that we have successfully wrapped up 2018 and we are done with the experts’ tech predictions for 2019, the time has come to give the floor to you and ask for your input on one of our favorite topics: programming languages!

Participate in our poll and let us know which languages will be relevant, interesting or exciting in 2019.

Which programming language will be relevant to you in 2019 and you want to hear more about?

  • Dart (19%, 223 Votes)
  • Python (15%, 174 Votes)
  • JavaScript (8%, 95 Votes)
  • Java 11 (8%, 91 Votes)
  • Go (6%, 76 Votes)
  • C/C++ (6%, 72 Votes)
  • C# (6%, 66 Votes)
  • Scala (5%, 65 Votes)
  • Rust (5%, 64 Votes)
  • Kotlin (5%, 55 Votes)
  • Java 8 (4%, 42 Votes)
  • Other (3%, 40 Votes)
  • Haskell (3%, 30 Votes)
  • TypeScript (2%, 24 Votes)
  • R (2%, 19 Votes)
  • PHP (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Ruby (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Swift (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Crystal (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Groovy (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Lua (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,190

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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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