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Java Beats Python to Remain the Most Popular Programming Language Around

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Java continues to be the most popular programming language in use by developers, according to a survey by JetBrains.

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According to software developer JetBrains' State of Developer Ecosystem 2020 report, Java, JavaScript, and Python are the three most popular programming languages in use among developers, with Java holding the top spot.

The survey of roughly 20,000 developers also found that while developers employ JavaScript in their projects, they do not spend most of their time working with the language.

Meanwhile, Python has overtaken Java in the last year in terms of utilization, partly due to the growth of machine learning, with Python the most-studied language by developers.

Developers also are increasingly using Microsoft's TypeScript to work with large JavaScript codebases, and Python currently is the primary language for 12% of developers.

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