JavaScript and Python maintain control over programming in the face of the rapid growth of Rust

PARIS, May 23 (Benin News / August) –

Use of the Rust programming language has nearly tripled in the past 24 months and is close to the target set by the European Commission. JavaScript there PythonWhich is still the most famous among developers.

More than 20,000 programmers from 166 countries took part in analytics firm SlashData’s latest Q1 survey. The results show that the era of JavaScript and Python withstand the rapid growth of Rust.

Use the programming language he developed Mozilla It has nearly tripled in the past 24 months. More than 2.2 million developers used Rust in the first quarter of the year, up from 600,000 in 2020.

The survey indicates that Rust is the fastest growing language. In just six months, it has gone from 14th to 12th most used languages. Its use has focused on software projects for the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as developing virtual and augmented reality experiences.

JAVASCRIPT maintains its leadership

JavaScript remains the most used language by programmers for the 10th consecutive survey, with a global user base of nearly 17.5 million users.

In recent years, the JavaScript community has grown to 5.2 million programmers. In fact, more than One in five developers use it on their projects.

Python now has 15.7 million users, behind JavaScript, after surpassing Java’s popularity (14 million users). In the past six months alone, it gained 3.3 million developers, while JavaScript gained 1 million users in the same period.

In the case of Java, it has gained nearly 5 million new users since the beginning of 2021, thanks to “Increased adoption” In virtual reality and augmented reality projects.

C/C ++ (11 million), C# (10 million) and PHP (7.9 million) complete the group of six languages ​​most used by the programming community. Of these three categories, PHP has experienced the slowest growth over the past six months, with 600,000 new users. This number contrasts with the 2.2 million that C# added during this period.

C and C ++ are the languages ​​used in Development of embedded systems and IoT projects. In addition, it is also relevant to desktop development, a sector that had more than 15 million developers worldwide at the end of the first quarter of this year.

PHP remains the second most popular language after JavaScript for web application development, and C# is geared toward various areas of software development, from video games to desktop computers.

The study also indicates that Kotlin is one of the fastest growing languages. Last year, its user base doubled to 5 million users. payable at the end of the first quarter of the year.

The emergence of Kotlin is largely due to Google choosing it as the preferred language for development in the Android ecosystem. In this sense, it is used by a quarter of mobile developers. As such, it is the third most popular mobile software language, after Java and JavaScript.

In the case of iOS, the most used default language is. Swiftwhich currently has 3.5 million users. Its growth has met the return of Target C (2.4 million) in the Apple ecosystem.

However, Objective C has seen a slight increase in users thanks to its adoption for developing projects related to the Internet of Things and coding virtual and augmented reality.

GO, RUBY, DART and LUA, “NICHE LANGUAGES”.

Behind Rust and at the bottom of the survey are the so-called “niche” languages: Go, Ruby, Dart and Lua, with 3.3 million users each. Go and Ruby are used for back-end development. In the case of Dart, we can see that it maintains its growth thanks to the increasing adoption of Flutter in mobile development.

Finally, Lua stands out as the third fastest growing language over the past 12 months, behind Rust and Kotlin. Its user base consists of Internet of Things and video game programmers, who are looking for an alternative to C and C ++.

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