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Java, JavaScript Remain Most Popular Programming Languages

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Java and JavaScript continue to be the most-used programming languages, with the former the most popular primary coding language, and the latter the most used overall, according to The State of Developer Ecosystem 2019 report from JetBrains. The survey identified Go as the most promising language, and Python the most studied.

According to the report, 69% of 7,000 surveyed developers have employed JavaScript over the past year, followed by HTML/CSS (61%), SQL (56%), Java (50%), Python (49%), and Shell scripting languages (40%). JetBrains observed a group of secondary languages—HTML, SQL, and Shell scripting—chiefly utilized as additional languages, although "very few [developers] work with them as their major language."

Windows is the operating system of the development environment of 57% of those surveyed, followed by macOS (49%) and Unix/Linux (48%), JetBrains found.

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