Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow's 2018 Developer Survey

  • Post Updated: April 3, 2024

Stack Overflow, the largest and most trusted online community for developers, published the results of their annual developer survey, held throughout January 2018.

More than 100,000 developers participated in this year’s Annual Developer Survey, which included several new topics ranging from ethics in coding to artificial intelligence (AI). The results are finally here and reveal the fact that some technologies and operating systems have become more popular than others in the past year.

According to the survey, JavaScript remains the most used programming language for the six years in a row, back-end developer is the most common developer type, over 80 percent of responders code as a hobby and 92.9 percent are male, and Node.js is the number one framework used by developers.

Moreover, MySQL and SQL Server remain the most commonly used databases, Rust is the most loved programming language for the third year in a row, Redis is the most loved database for the second… (read more)

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