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Which languages are developers planning to learn next?

It’s important to always be learning in order to have a long and fulfilling career. Which means in the fast and ever-changing world of technology it’s important to stay ahead of the curve and continually expand your proficiency with different languages. After all, man cannot survive on C++ alone.

But which languages are developers planning to learn next? Competitive programming platform HackerRank’s 2018 Developer Skills report, based on a survey of 40,000 developers, looked at the top ten languages developers said was next on their list.

The list was a combination of new, technology-backed languages as well as languages designed for scale, simplicity, or data analysis.  Google’s Go, Mozilla’s Rust, Apple’s Swift, Microsoft’s TypeScript sit alongside old favourites such as Python, Ruby, and Scala, plus niche but growing languages such as R and Haskell.

 

 

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Dan Swinhoe

Dan is Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect. Writes about all manner of tech from driverless cars, AI, and Green IT to Cloudy stuff, security, and IoT. Dislikes autoplay ads/videos and garbage written about 'milliennials'.  

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