Python continues its rise to the top of the programming language charts. A newly released report revealed Python is the top language used by “unicorn” companies in the United States.
Coding Dojo explained it was surprising to see Go among the top 5 languages used by unicorns because it only lands at number 16 on the most recent TIOBE Index.
It was also surprising to find Kotlin used by 8 of the top unicorns. “Kotlin is not common overall; it has not appeared in any past Coding Dojo analysis of top programming languages and is #40 in TIOBE Index’s ranking of top programming languages overall.” the company wrote in a statement.
Other findings included that unicorns typically use two or more languages, some companies use as much as 10 different programming languages, and MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis and SQLite are among the top SQL databases.
“While most of these programming languages and technologies will be familiar to any working developer, individuals looking to work at these unicorn companies would do well to learn them,” said Donovan An, director of West Coast Campus Operations for Coding Dojo.