Python To Be The Most Used Programming Language
No doubt Python is the most used Programming language in the world. Given the growth in topics relating to Python such as AI and the language often considered the best to pick up for new developers it’ll perhaps come of little surprise to hear of its popularity.
Did you know! Python interest has surged a further 27 percent over a year which itself saw record demand learning materials relating to the language. Python’s machine learning library remains the leader in usage with 11 percent year-over-year growth. PyTorch, an ML framework used for deep learning, increased by an incredible 159 percent.
While still low in overall usage, Rust logged the most growth in the 18 observed languages with a whopping 94 percent increase
When it comes to web development, the React framework dominates usage while also continuing to post strong growth at 34 percent year-on-year. Angular takes second place and is growing at a rate of 10 percent to defy claims that it’s dying. Node.js rounds out the top three with a 15 percent growth rate.
The popularity of the leading frameworks isn’t surprising but it’s something of a shock to see Ruby on Rails’ top growth with a sudden surge of 77 percent following several years of relatively stagnant performance.
Interest in AI topics has surged considerably; which is sure to be contributing to Python’s popularity. AI itself grew 64 percent while ML increased 14 percent. TensorFlow maintains the lead in ML platform usage and logged a six percent interest growth over last year.
Cloud computing also remains a highly-popular subject with related queries up 41 percent. Interest in AWS continues to lead but only increased five percent compared to much larger increases in rival cloud giants like Microsoft Azure (up 136%) and Google Cloud (up 84%).