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The three most popular programming languages of 2018: JavaScript, Java, Python

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Editor's note: programming languages are varied. What languages should new developers learn? Hackernoon recently published an article based on several surveys that looked at three of the most popular programming languages in 2018: JavaScript, Java, and Python. In terms of the US market, the annual salary exceeds $100 thousand.


Considering the diversity of modern programming languages, it is a very difficult task to decide which programming language to use to develop software.

Before deciding which language to choose, you should assess several factors, including your personal preferences and choices.

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This industry will give you important trends and signals, and you can use them to make decisions. For example, if you know the most profitable programming languages in 2018 or the most popular programming languages in 2018, you can adjust your attention to them appropriately.

In this article, we will evaluate some of the resources and propose three programming languages that will be most in demand by 2018.

1, JavaScript

JavaScript is a dynamic programming language, mainly used to increase the interaction on the website.

It is usually depicted as

Stack Overflow, a popular site for developers to share skills, typically conducts annual surveys to get useful statistics from the developer community

In January 2018, the site surveyed more than 100,000 developers and revealed some interesting statistics.

The following is a chart produced by Stack Overflow, which is categorized according to the popularity of programming languages.


As you can see above, the survey showed that JavaScript was the best programming language in 2018, reaching 69.8% for the sixth consecutive year.

GitHub, a code-sharing site used by millions of developers around the world, also mentions that JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language. In a report at the end of 2017, GitHub said most of its users rely on JavaScript as their repository.

The following chart is from GitHub, showing the popularity of programming languages:


The Stack Overflow survey found that JavaScript developers worldwide make about $55,000 a year. However, in the United States, developers who use the language earn about $98 thousand a year.

Indeed.com, the popular job search site, estimates that JavaScript developers in the United States earn an average of $110,945 a year.

2, Java

Java is a general-purpose programming language for creating cross-platform applications. No matter which platform you want to deploy on

The TIOBE Programming Community Index, which measures the popularity of programming languages based on search engine results, listed Java as the most popular language by July 2018.

The following is a chart of the TIOBE index:


According to the Stack Overflow survey, the popularity of Java is 45.3, ranking second (if you don't consider HTML,CSS,SQL)

In the United States, the survey found that Java developers earn 100 thousand dollars a year. Similarly, Indeed.com estimates that the average annual income of an American Java developer is US $100873.

3, Python

Python is a powerful high-level programming language, which is becoming more and more popular in 2018. Because of its universal nature, it is widely used in a variety of tasks, including Web development, machine learning and data analysis.

Stack Overflow found that 38.8% of users mainly use Python for projects. According to the site's survey, Python was more popular than #C1 in 2018, just as it surpassed PHP in 2017.

Python surpassed Java as the second largest programming language on the GitHub platform, opening up 40% more Pull Request in 2017 than in 2016.

It is worth mentioning that the continued development of artificial intelligence may stimulate the demand for Python. In fact, Stack Overflow calls it

The following figure shows the alarming growth of Python:


The Stack Overflow survey found that Python developers earn about $56,000 a year globally. In the US, Indeed.com estimates that their average annual income is 114811 dollars.


Obviously, JavaScript, Java and Python are still the best programming languages worth learning in 2018.

Although the survey report may be slightly different, the top three programming languages are worth learning and should be included in the developer's toolbox, especially if you want to move your career to a higher level.

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