Which programming languages do developers use the most? That’s a key question for those who want to break into software development, as it determines which languages they’ll want to learn first. For companies, it’s also important to keep an eye on which languages are rising (and falling) in popularity, as that can impact how apps are built and the tech stack maintained.
Jetbrains recently conducted a massive survey of 31,743 developers worldwide, offering a comprehensive view into the habits of software developers and engineers. The company asked these technologists which programming languages they used the most over the past 12 months; this is how they answered: