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Programming Languages: Developers Reveal What They Love, Loathe, and What Pays Best


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TypeScript has overtaken Python as the second most-preferred programming language, behind Rust, in a new survey of developers.

Credit: Microsoft

A survey of roughly 65,000 developers by coding question and answer website Stack Overflow found that that TypeScript has overtaken Python as the second most preferred programming language, behind Rust.

Stack Overflow credits TypeScript's growth to Microsoft's adoption of open source software, and to bigger and more complex JavaScript and Node.js codebases.

The three least-popular coding languages identified in the survey were VBA, Objective-C, and Perl.

The survey, which also looked at average salaries for developer roles, identified the two highest-paid developer professions in the U.S. as engineering managers ($152,000 annually) and site reliability engineers ($140,000 annually).

Data scientists and machine learning specialists earn an average of at least $115,000 in the U.S., according to the survey.

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