Coding question-and-answer site Stack Overflow has released the results of its 2020 survey of nearly 65,000 developers, revealing their favorite and most dreaded programming languages, tools and frameworks.
Can't believe C and Assembly are dreaded. Thanks for the article.
I believe it. A lot of 'developers' want to use 'do it all for you' languages. Hence the popularity of python, which is awful (sorry, but who thought indent/whitespace aware syntax was a good idea?) and sluggish (without alternate versions) but can do a lot with near zero skill/knowledge.
It's a strange survey, isn't it? Most people say they prefer Rust, yet most people have never used Rust. I'm not sure what conclusions can be drawn from this, other than "these are the languages with the best marketing".
Yea, we all know that guy :P Shows up, asks what you use, and then has the response "Ah. I prefer (insert coolest sounding new language name of the day) myself" said with that air of "how quaint, he still uses X".
to be fair, the table is defined in the survey as “% of developers who are developing with the language or technology and have expressed interest in continuing to develop with it".
There is a separate table for "% of developers who are not developing with the language or technology but have expressed interest in developing with it", and Rust is way lower there, at #5 with 14% such developers in the 2020 survey