When it comes to learning new programming languages, knowing which is in demand is a helpful tool. With the market constantly in flux, the IEEE Spectrum research group have compiled a complete list of languages and their influence across the industry. The report also points out which languages are the most popular with recruiters, amongst other things.
Go, a new upstart language spearheaded by a team at Google is making headway amongst developers as well. The language grabbed ninth place overall. Amongst recruiters, it skyrocketed in popularity going from near obscurity to ninth place. The open-source project was developed to address several criticisms surrounding other languages in use and can be used to develop for the web, desktop, and mobile.
IEEE Spectrum used several metrics to gather its data, mostly through tracking the popularity on sites like Github and Reddit amongst others. You can read a full breakdown of its methodology here.
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