In correspondence to technological advancement, there has been a rising trend in using multiple programming languages. Over the last few years, some languages have gained popularity such as Python. A similar trend was seen for the language TypeScript, which is approximately three times more popular now than in 2017.
Currently, there is no international body for ranking programming languages, so we have to rely on the surveys of different independent institutions. However, the fact is that these rankings are based on different parameters. Therefore, what parameters a surveyor is using is more important to have a holistic understanding. If you are not a programmer, you must know that different end goals such as websites, system software, finance, games, and automation blockchains require the usage of different programing languages. Similarly, on different platforms such as web (on the front- and back-end), mobile, and desktop use different programming languages depending on the compatibility and end results.
The sixth annual survey conducted by JetBrains targeted multiple professionals. Ninety-two percent of participants were programmers while the remaining 8% were involved in teaching, academic research, system design, and the like. Amongst these professionals, 66% were developing back-end coding for web which made up the majority while the rest developed for the front-end of web coding, mobile, and desktop which ranked second, third, and fourth respectively.
Can you guess which programming language’s usage grew the fastest in 2022?
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Results of the survey
Many developers may agree or disagree over the ranking of the most popular programming languages in 2022. That said, here are the most popular programming languages in the last 12 months, according to JetBrains’ survey.
20. Groovy (4%)
19. Assembly (4%)
18. Ruby (5%)
17. Swift (7%)
16. GraphQL (8%)
15. Rust (9%)
14. Dart (9%)
13. Kotlin (16%)
12. Go (19%)
10. C (20%)
9. C# (23%)
8. C++ (25%)
7. TypeScript (34%)
6. Shell scripting languages (34%)
5. Java (48%)
4. SQL (49%)
3. Python (53%)
2. HTML/CSS (55%)
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