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JavaScript is Now the World's Most Popular Programming Language

Wednesday Jan 30th 2019 by Developer.com Staff

That's according to HackerRank's recent survey of more than 71,000 software developers worldwide.

JavaScript is now the most widely-known programming language worldwide, according to HackerRank's 2019 Developer Skills Report – 73 percent of the more than 71,000 software developers surveyed reported proficiency in the language, up from 66 percent in 2017.

AngularJS held its spot as the most popular framework year-over-year, though the number of respondents reporting experience with React jumped from 20 percent in 2017 to 25 percent in 2018.

Thirty percent of U.S. hiring managers said tightened U.S. immigration policies have directly impacted their access to talent – and one in four developers said tightening American immigration policies have discouraged them or someone they know from applying to U.S. software developer jobs.

The full report can be found here.

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