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Developers are most keen over the coming year to learn open-source Python, Microsoft-backed TypeScript, Google-hatched Go, and the go-to language for creating Android apps, Kotlin.
The findings come from a survey by developer marketplace HackerRank, which asked 71,000 developers around the world about what languages they know today and what they want to learn this year. The results are released in its 2019 Developer Skills Report.
Go, created in 2007 at Google, is the top language that developers say they want to learn in 2019, followed by Kotlin, Python, and TypeScript. Other languages that are high on developers’ agenda for the next year include R, Swift, and Scala.
TypeScript also rose from being the fifth most popular language to learn in HackerRank’s 2017 developer survey to the fourth most popular language to learn in its 2018 survey.
TypeScript ranks eighth on HackerRank’s list of most popular languages in 2018. The ranking is based on what languages developers report they understand.
Usage of Kotlin, an alternative to Java, has also skyrocketed over the past two years after Google made it an officially supported language for developing Android apps. Microsoft-owned GitHub found that it was the fastest-growing language on the code hosting site.