Report: Python Has Highest Satisfaction Rating Among Programming Languages

Wednesday Nov 7th 2018 by Developer.com Staff

Go also scored well in the survey.

Development tool vendor ActiveState has published its Developers Open Source Runtimes Pains Survey, which asked developers using open source runtimes about their preferences and pain points. Highlights included the following:

  • Python achieved the highest satisfaction level, with 68 percent saying they were very satisfied or greater with the programming language.
  • Go came in second place with a 61 percent satisfaction rating, but Objective C ranked last with a 26 percent satisfaction rating.
  • 50 percent of respondents reported that security is their greatest pain point, while 47 percent pointed to stability.
  • 74 percent of respondents spend most or part of their weekly time managing dependencies and development tools.

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