Stack Overflow's annual developer survey was published this week, giving an insight into the skills, experience, and opinions of a wide slice of the developer community. Since its launch in 2008, Stack Overflow has become an essential developer tool, offering copy/paste solutions to an ever-growing number of programming problems.
The Stack Overflow survey is particularly interesting, as Stack Overflow does not focus on any one kind of developer or development; is used by professionals, students, and hobbyists alike; and has substantial use across Europe, North America, and Asia, with respectable representation from South America, Africa, and Oceania. As such, it gives a view of the software development industry as a whole, across all fields and disciplines.
Visual Basic will never die
When it comes to popularity rather than actual use, TypeScript did even better, coming in third, with Python in second and Rust at the top of the list. The most dreaded? Visual Basic for Applications, Objective-C, and Assembly. Visual Basic's position is no surprise—the tooling hasn't been updated for 20 years, but unlike everything else of that vintage, Microsoft still supports the Visual Basic runtime, promising not to break Visual Basic applications even on Windows 10, making it a legacy relic that the world can't quite leave behind.
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