According to research from Cloud Foundry Foundation, many new school programming languages are only used marginally in the enterprise.
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In fourth place was C#, with 26%. Python rounded out the top five languages with 25%, but both C# and Python fell in popularity during the aforementioned timeframe.
More than 25 total languages were mentioned by the IT decision makers surveyed, but many fell in the single-digit percentage for use. Larger companies tended to use more languages overall, but Java stood out in North America, Europe, and Asia, the report found.
The big takeaways for tech leaders:
- More enterprises are working with multiple languages as the move to more agile technologies requires a new approach to programming. -- Cloud Foundry Foundation, 2018
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