Yearly Roundup: Most Popular Programming Languages of 2019

Yearly Roundup: Most Popular Programming Languages of 2019

Programming languages are the backbone of every advancement in technology. They have, quite evidently, created a digital world for us that has become more of a necessity now. Compared to previous time, developers now have a wide range of programming languages and tools to choose from and build products that benefit businesses and end-users.

Whether development is being done for a personal project or commercial use, the options available today are endless and sometimes it can become too much to opt for the programming language that works the best.

Of course, choosing a programming language depends on a number of factors; timeline of the project, number of resources working, the scope of work, the type of app/software being developed etc.

As the year is about to end, we have done our yearly roundup about the most popular programming languages among developers this year.

If you take a look at the Google search trends, between the timeline 2018 to May 2019, the most popular programming languages were:

  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Java
  • Go
  • Elixir
  • Ruby
  • Kotlin
  • TypeScript
  • Scala
  • Clojure

JavaScript

  • The Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019 concludes JavaScript to be the most popular programming language
  • Top language on GitHub
  • According to Google Trends, the language was at a score of 100 in June 2018 but went down to 84 in May of 2019.

Python

  • Unarguably considered one of the best top OOP (object-oriented programming) languages
  • Listed as the second most loved programming language in the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019
  • Second most used language on GitHub
  • According to Google Trends, its score was 85 in June 2018 while in May 2019, the score was 88

Java

  • The tenth most dreaded programming languages
  • Third-most active language on GitHub
  • According to Google Trends, its score was 97 in June 2018 while in May 2019, the score was 80

Go

  • Third-most highly paid language, according to Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019
  • Fourth-most active language on Go
  • According to Google Trends, popularity remains consistent

Elixir

  • Fifth most highly paid language, according to Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019
  • Up by three rankings in the most active programming languages on GitHub
  • According to Google Trends, popularity remains consistent

Ruby

  • Sixth-most highly paid language, according to Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019
  • Compared to last year, the ranking of Ruby has gone down one place as one most active programming languages on GitHub
  • According to Google Trends, the popularity of Ruby has decreased too – it was 94 in May of 2018 but now the score is 72.

Kotlin

  • Google has declared Kotlin as the official programming language for android application development
  • 15th most active languages on GitHub
  • According to Google Trends, the popularity of Kotlin has increased – it was 71 in May of 2018 but now the score is 90.

TypeScript

  • TypeScript is the tenth most popular programming language, according to Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019
  • It is the eighth most active language on GitHub
  • According to Google Trends, TypeScript’s popularity has boosted now compared to May of 2018

Scala

  • Scala is the fourth most highly paid programming language globally, according to Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019
  • Twelfth most active language on GitHub
  • According to Google Trends, popularity remains consistent

Clojure

  • Most highly paid language, according to Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019
  • Ranking on GitHub has gone down compared to last year
  • According to Google Trends, popularity remains consistent

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