16655 developer survey: The most sought-after programming language in 2020 is Google’s Go

Many developers are eager to learn Go (Google creates programming languages for large systems), and a new survey has found that most developers are tired of meetings and often unhappy with developers working in multinational companies.

16655 developer survey: The most sought-after programming language in 2020 is Google's Go

According to a survey of more than 16,655 developers from 76 countries by EarthHacker, Go is among the most wanted programming languages. The survey found that 32 percent of experienced developers chose Go as the programming language they wanted to learn, far more than Python, and 24 percent said they wanted to learn Python.

16655 developer survey: The most sought-after programming language in 2020 is Google's Go

The desire to learn Go is consistent with the results of a similar survey by Remote Developer Recruitment firm HackerRank. Google, Netflix, American Express, American Express, Salesforce, IBM, Target, Twitch, Twitter, Uber and Dropbox all use Go.

16655 developer survey: The most sought-after programming language in 2020 is Google's Go

According to a 2019 survey of Go projects, most developers use the Go language for web development, followed by database development, web programming, system programming, and DevOps. Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code) is the most widely used code editor for Go developers.

The other most popular languages are Kotlin, JavaScript, Bash/Shell/PowerShell, Microsoft’s JavaScript Superset Typescript, Scala, and R.

Professional developers say the top two languages they have are Go and JavaScript, followed by Kotlin, C?

According to an analysis of GitHub and Stack Overflow, developer analyst RedMonk currently ranks Go as the 14th most popular language. The company said the top language was JavaScript, followed by Python and Java.

The new EarthHacker survey found some interesting but perhaps not surprising findings about the working conditions of developers. For example, when asked what would help them maximize productivity, 70 percent of developers said they would reduce meetings.

Other top requirements for productivity include multiple monitors, headphone interruption policies, round-the-clock coffee and food supplies, and clutter-free workspaces.

HackerEarth has tried to create a happiness index for different types of businesses where developers work. It found that 70 per cent of developers working for multinationalcompanies were dissatisfied with their jobs, while 14 per cent of developers working for start-ups in the growth phase were dissatisfied with their jobs. Only 7% of developers working in small and medium-sized enterprises said they were unhappy working there.

The top three benefits that developers value are good career paths, technical challenges and interesting projects, and rewards.

16655 developer survey: The most sought-after programming language in 2020 is Google's Go

16655 developer survey: The most sought-after programming language in 2020 is Google's Go

16655 developer survey: The most sought-after programming language in 2020 is Google's Go

16655 developer survey: The most sought-after programming language in 2020 is Google's Go