The State of Developer Ecosystem 2021

"The State of Developer Ecosystem 2021" via @jetbrains

— Daniel Dominguez (@dominguezdaniel )


In recent days, JetBrains shared "The State of Developer Ecosystem 2021" report that presents the combined results of the fifth annual Developer Ecosystem Survey. There were 31,743 developers from 183 countries or regions that helped map the landscape of the developer community.

In the report you can find the latest trends in the tech industry, as well as interesting facts about tools, technologies, programming languages, and many other facets of the programming world.

Key Takeaways

1- JavaScript is the most popular language.

2- Python is more popular than Java in terms of overall usage, while Java is more popular than Python as a main language.

3- The top-5 languages developers are planning to adopt or migrate to are Go, Kotlin, TypeScript, Python, and Rust.

4- The top-5 languages developers were learning in 2021 were JavaScript, Python, TypeScript, Java, and Go.

5- Ruby, Objective-C, and Scala have all decreased in popularity over the last 5 years.

6- The 5 fastest growing languages are Python, TypeScript, Kotlin, SQL, and Go.

7- A majority of the respondents (71%) develop for web backend.

You can take a look to the full report here.

"The State of Developer Ecosystem 2021" via @jetbrains