2. Python (9%)
Python is known for its high readability and simple syntax that is easy to learn, according to the report. “For new coders especially, the consistency and simplicity of Python both contribute to its ease of use and approachability,” the report stated. Initially created in 1989, Python has been in use for almost 25 years since its first release in 1994.
4. PHP (4.9%)
PHP is an open source, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development, and can be embedded into HTML.
5. Java (4.6%)
Java is a general-purpose programming language that is specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. Created in 1991, Java was also ranked as one of the most favored and most versatile languages to write in.
6. R (4.4%)
R is an open source programming language for statistical computing and graphics that is supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing.
7. Shell (4.4%)
A shell script is a computer program designed to be run by the Unix shell. It is typically used for file manipulation, program execution, and printing text.
8. Ruby (4.1%)
Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity. It also ranked high on the list of most creative programming languages.
9. Erlang (3.8%)
Erlang is a general-purpose, concurrent, functional programming language. It is used to develop concurrent and distributed systems.
10. Go (3.6%)
Go, Google’s open source programming language, is helpful for developing web applications with minimal frameworks, web servers, or APIs, the report noted. It is also easy to deploy a Go app running on Google Cloud Platform. Go was also ranked one of the most intuitive programming languages.