Preliminary results

JAXenter survey: These programming languages remain a focal point in 2017

Gabriela Motroc
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Our annual JAXenter survey will come to an end soon! We asked our readers what technologies they want to use this year and they have been diligently answering the questions we have prepared for them. There is still time to influence the outcome of our survey!

The JAXenter survey regarding your personal choices for the best technology trends of 2017 debuted on January 10, but there’s still time to influence this year’s trends! Let us know which topics you would like to delve into this year!

Preliminary results: Most popular programming languages

Our interim results show that many developers prefer the ‘classics’: 46,9 percent of our respondents find Java 6, 7 and/or 8 ‘very interesting’ and 27,7 percent believe it is ‘interesting’. In total, more than 70 percent of the respondents have an interest in Java 6, 7 and/or 8.

Java 9 is also a top priority for our readers: 37,5 percent find it ‘very interesting’ and 36.5 percent consider it ‘interesting.’ If we compare the two (Java 9 and Java 6, 7 and/or 8), we’ll notice that the results are actually the same.

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JAXenter survey: Preliminary results

So how about Scala, Groovy or Clojure? Thirty percent of the respondents said they are interested (‘very interested’ and ‘interested’) in Scala while only 23 percent want to try out Groovy  this year. Clojure managed to surpass Scala with an overall score of 33.9 percent.

TypeScript scored rather high in the survey: 24.2 percent of the respondents find this language ‘very interesting’ and 29.9 percent claim that it’s ‘interesting.’

Go, Swift, Kotlin — How did the cool kids do?

We have a tie! 28 percent of the respondents are interested in Go and Kotlin this year and only 16 percent want to try out Swift. Only 15 percent want to play with Rust and almost seven percent want to give Dart a chance.

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Last chance to participate!

You still have a chance to influence the outcome of our annual survey.

If you want to have a say in the final results of the JAXenter survey about this year’s technology trends, vote now. Your opinion matters!


Gabriela Motroc
Gabriela Motroc was editor of and JAX Magazine. Before working at Software & Support Media Group, she studied International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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