The creators of the Kotlin programming language — the Czech software development company Jetbrains — announced results from their annual “State of the Developer Ecosystem” survey. This year’s survey involved 19,696 developers in 18 countries, and found that:
Python has overtaken Java in the list of programming languages used in the last 12 months. And it is also the most studied language. In the last 12 months 30% of respondents have started or continued to learn Python — even more than last year.
Go, Kotlin, and Python are the top 3 languages developers are planning to adopt or migrate to.
JetBrains also gathered some statistics from programmers for a special section on Lifestyle and Fun:
- 65% said they preferred laptops, while 33% preferred desktops.
- 52% said they contributed to charity.
- 20% said they owned a cat; another 20% said they owned a dog.
- 16% said they owned cryptocurrency.
And when asked if they contributed to open-source projects:
- 44% said “No, but I would like to.”
- 20% said “I have only contributed a few times.”
- 16% said “Yes, from time to time (several times a year).”
- 11% said “Yes, regularly (at least once a month).”
- 4% said “No, and I would not like to.”
- 3% said “I work full-time on open-source code and get paid for it.”
- 2% said “I work full-time on open-source code but do not get paid for it.”
Also interesting were the answers to the question: If your country’s government replaced your courts with AI, would you trust it? The results were:
- Probably not (26%)
- Definitely not (24%)
- Maybe (26%)
- Probably yes (20%)
- Definitely yes (5%)