JavaScript overtakes Java as most-known programming language

HackerRank skills survey finds developers mostly know JavaScript and Java, want to learn Go, Kotlin, and Python

JavaScript has eclipsed Java as the most-learned language among developers, according to a report released week by technical recruiter HackerRank.

Based on an online survey of 71,281 developers done in November 2018, the 2019 HackerRank Developer Skills Report found that more than 73 percent of respondents had proficiency in JavaScript, an increase from nearly 68 percent in 2017. Slightly less than 71 percent reported proficiency in Java in 2018.

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