The 14 most loved programming languages, according to a study of 65,000 developers – Business Insider – Business Insider
  • Stack Overflow, a popular Q&A site for developers, surveyed 65,000 users about the programming languages they use and if they’re interested in continuing to develop with them.
  • Using those responses, Stack Overflow compiled a list of the “most loved” programming languages. 
  • This survey was conducted in February, before the coronavirus pandemic was declared an outbreak in March.
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While developers don’t always get to choose what they write code in, there are certain programming languages that they feel especially drawn to and want to go back to again and again.

Stack Overflow, a popular Q&A site for developers with over 50 million monthly unique visitors just released its annual survey where it asks over 65,000 developers about themselves and their programming habits. It then used this data to compile a list of the programming languages that developers love the most.

To determine the winners, Stack Overflow asked developers which languages they’re developing with the most and if they’re interested in continuing to develop with them. 

Notably, this survey was conducted in February, before the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic. Different routines and challenges around remote work may have affected developers’ choices, but we’ll just have to wait until the next survey to see how, if at all. 

For now, here are the “most loved” programming languages, according to Stack Overflow, in descending order: