Python Developers Survey 2018 Results: Python Usage up 5% #Python #CircuitPython #Programming @ThePSF

Python as Main vs Secondary Language

The recent Python Developers Survey has been tabulated with some very interesting results:

  • Python usage as a main language is up 5 percentage points from 79% in 2017 when Python Software Foundation conducted its previous survey.
  • Half of all Python users also use JavaScript. The 2018 stats are very similar to the 2017 results. The only significant difference is that Bash/Shell has grown from 36% in 2017 to 45% in 2018. Go and SQL have also grown by 2 percentage points each, while many other languages such as C/C++, Java, and C# have lost their share.

Python Usage with Other Languages

You can read the entire survey results on jetbrains.com.

The Python Software Foundation says they are learning about the community:

In the fall of 2018, the Python Software Foundation together with JetBrains conducted the official annual Python Developers Survey for the second time. Much like the previous survey, we set out to identify the latest trends and gather insight into how the world of Python development looks . Over twenty thousand developers from more than 150 different countries participated last year to help us map out an accurate, up-to-date landscape of the Python community. That is more than twice as many Python users participating in 2018 as in 2017. We are super-excited to share the results of the survey with you!


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