Rust Remains Most Loved Language, According to Stack Overflow Survey

Stack Overflow has released the results of its 2020 Developer Survey, which was conducted back in February and taken by more than 65,000 people. Of those respondents, just over 52,000 identified themselves as professional developers. Topics covered in the survey included most loved (and dreaded) languages, technologies, and frameworks, as well as career values and employment status. 

According to the survey, Rust remains the most loved language – for the fifth year in a row. Python fell from the second to third this year, with TypeScript moving into the number two slot. Kotlin, Go, Julia, and Dart are next on the list of beloved languages, separated by just a few tenths of a percentage point.

Linux remains the most loved platform, with 76 percent of respondents currently using or expressing interest in using the technology. Docker and Kubernetes now rank second and third. 

DevOps continues to grow in popularity and importance, with site reliability engineers (SREs) and DevOps specialists among the highest-paid roles. Additionally, 44 percent of respondents said they work at organizations with at least one dedicated DevOps employee. You can read the complete results at Stack Overflow.