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The report surveyed about 7,000 developers worldwide, and revealed Python is the most studied programming language, the most loved language, and the third top primary programming language developers are using.
Compared to other recent language reports and analysis, TIOBE found Python had surpassed C++ and entered the top three programming languages in its TIOBE Index, and Stack Overflow’s developer report found Python was the fastest-growing major language and the second most-loved language. Additionally, Stack Overflow reported Python is the most wanted language among developers.
TIOBE also predicts Python will surpass Java as the top language in the next couple of years.
The top use cases developers are using Python for include data analysis, web development, machine learning and writing automation scripts, according to the JetBrains report. More developers are also beginning to move over to Python 3, with 9 out of 10 developers using the current version.
Other key findings from JetBrains’ State of Developer Ecosystem included:
- Seventy-one percent of Kotlin developers use Kotlin for work
- Java 8 is still the most popular programming language, but developers are beginning to migrate to Java 10 and 11