What software developers really love and hate

Rust is the most-loved programming language in the world, while Visual Basic is the technology developers most dread, the results of Stack Overflow’s 2016 developer survey have revealed.

This is the second year in a row that Go, Rust, and Swift make the top 5 most-loved programming languages.

Developers who currently don’t develop with Android, Node, and Angular want to do so, Stack Overflow found.

Over 50,000 developers from 173 countries responded to the survey.

Stack Overflow’s questions put to the developers, and associated results, are posted below.


Star Trek or Star Wars?

Stack Overflow 2016 - Star Wars and Star Trek


Age

The average developer is 29.6 years old. The median is 27.

Stack Overflow 2016 - Age


Experience

The average developer has about 6.5 years IT or programming experience. The median Front-End Web Developer has 3.5 years experience. The median Full-Stack Developer has 8 years experience.

Stack Overflow 2016 - Experience


Gender

Stack Overflow 2016 - Gender


Education

Stack Overflow 2016 - Education


Job satisfaction

Stack Overflow 2016 - Job Satisfaction


Most popular technologies

StackOverflow 2016 - top technologies


Most-loved technologies

Stack Overflow 2016 - Most loved tech


Most dreaded technologies

Stack Overflow 2016 - Most dreaded tech


Most wanted technologies

Stack Overflow 2016 - Most wanted tech


Top-paying tech

Percentages shown are developer salaries as a proportion of the average developer salary in a respondent’s country.

Stack Overflow 2016 - Top paying tech


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