What programmers love, dread, and want

Stack Overflow has published the results of its annual developer survey, showing that Rust remains the most loved programming language in the world.

Swift has slipped to fourth place since 2016, overtaken by Smalltalk and TypeScript.

64,227 developers from 213 countries and territories responded to the survey. Respondents were recruited primarily through channels “owned” by Stack Overflow, such as blog posts and banner ads on the site.

For the second year in a row, Visual Basic was ranked as the most dreaded language. Most dreaded means that a high percentage of developers who are currently using the technology express no interest in continuing to do so.

Python shot to the most wanted language this year, which means it is the language developers want to use more than any other.


Most loved languages

Stackoverflow 2017 loved


Most dreaded languages

Stackoverflow 2017 dreaded


Most wanted languages

Stackoverflow 2017 wanted


Most loved frameworks

Stackoverflow 2017 loved framworks


Most dreaded frameworks

Stackoverflow 2017 dreaded frameworks


Most wanted frameworks

Stackoverflow 2017 wanted frameworks


Most loved databases

Stackoverflow 2017 loved databases


Most dreaded databases

Stackoverflow 2017 dreaded databases


Most wanted databases

Stackoverflow 2017 wanted databases


Most loved platforms

Stackoverflow 2017 loved platforms


Most dreaded platforms

Stackoverflow 2017 dreaded platforms


Most wanted platforms

Stackoverflow 2017 wanted platforms


Now read: Top programming languages in the world – February 2017

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