JetBrains Dev Report: TypeScript Is Fastest-Growing Programming Language
After being recognized as one of the fastest-growing programming languages in last year's developer report from dev tooling specialist JetBrains, Microsoft's TypeScript was named the fastest-growing language this year.
JetBrains, known for its IDE and other dev tooling of which much caters to the .NET dev community, annually issues the report, which this year is based on the responses of 29,269 developers from around the world who participated in a May-July 2022 study. In addition to programming languages, it examines tools, technologies, demographics, fun facts and developer lifestyles.
"TypeScript's share has almost tripled over the course of 6 years, increasing from 12 percent in 2017 to 34 percent in 2022," said the company's State of Developer Ecosystem 2022.
Another chart further shows how TypeScript climbed steadily over the years, starting out with a 12 percent share of responses to the above question in 2017 to 34 percent in 2022.
Indeed, on that usage issue, TypeScript just managed to crack the top five, also behind Python, Java and HTML/CSS (the latter of which JetBrains acknowledges isn't a programming language but is included anyway).
The JetBrains report also found that half of all developers surveyed are planning to adopt a new programming language, with the two most popular being Go and Rust, followed by Kotlin, TypeScript and Python.
Why? Good question.
Returning to topics that we can explain, the other key findings of the new report as presented by JetBrains include:
- The programming languages that are losing their popularity: PHP, Ruby, Objective-C, and Scala.
- Working from home is still a choice for the majority of developers, and 76 percent choose to work primarily in a home office.
- 50 percent of developers practice remote collaborative programming.
- 69 percent of employed survey respondents are satisfied with their job, but only 57 percent are satisfied with their salaries. The most important component of valuing a job is feeling that you can achieve something.
- 73 percent of developers have experienced burnout at some point in their careers.
- The most popular way of getting a job is a referral from a friend. 30 percent of survey respondents got a job this way.
- Dogs are slightly more popular than cats among developers! Woof!
According to methodology, the report is based on the input of 29,269 developers from 187 countries and regions, including two responses reportedly from Antarctica. The data was weighted according to several criteria, described in the report.
David Ramel is an editor and writer for Converge360.