Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020: Developers love Rust, TypeScript and Python
Stack Overflow has released the results of its latest annual survey. The Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020 shines light on the most beloved and most dreaded programming languages, the ones that are associated with the highest-paying jobs, and what developers do when they get stuck during coding.
The Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020 results are in, so let’s see what the online community has found out this year. From the most used programming languages to the most popular—and dreaded—ones, the survey report shows what developers around the world are working on, how much they are earning, and what new technologies they want to learn.
Nearly 65,000 developers from 186 countries took part in the current survey. Stack Overflow points out that the survey was conducted from February 5 to 28, 2020, and thereby before the COVID-19 pandemic had impacted every country in the world. This should be kept in mind especially regarding job and salary data. See the methodology section for more detailed info on how the survey was conducted.
But now, let’s dive into the results and see what programming languages developers love!
Most beloved programming languages
Stack Overflow found out that Rust developers love Rust! 86.1% of Rust developers stated they wanted to continue using it. TypeScript (67.1%) and Python (66.7%) make developers happy as well and complete the top three.
Kotlin (62.9%), Go (62.3%), Julia (62.2%) and Dart (62.1%) developers also showed a high satisfaction with their programming languages, all reaching values above 60%.
Here is the full list of most beloved programming languages: