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Python, Java remain preferred programming languages for devs

Python, Java remain preferred programming languages for devs
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3 Jan, 2022

The Covid pandemic had a huge impact on the software programming landscape across the globe. Infact, developers are both writing and shipping code faster than ever. Amidst all these disruptions, many software developers have vouched for the fact that they will be counting heaving on Python and Java programmes, as per the 2021 State of the Octoverse Report.  

While Java is a statically typed and compiled language, and Python is a dynamically typed and interpreted language.   

‘This approach reveals current trends and also gives us predictive results--we can now see with more precision how to achieve successful outcomes for developers, teams, organisations, and communities,” the report stated. 

The report claimed that productivity began returning to pre-pandemic levels while reinforcing the paradigm shift of remote and hybrid work. During the survey to gauge coders’ work culture post-pandemic, only about 11% of respondents expected to go back to working collocated, a 30% drop from 41% working in an offices before.  

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The two key driving factors that have propelled them to switch over to permanent remote and hybrid operating environments are documentation and automation, the report said.  

By removing friction and repetitive tasks through automation, teams perform 27% better in open source and 43% better at work, and developers report higher fulfilment. 

Moreover, developers experienced a 55% increase in productivity with good documentation. READMEs, issues, and thoughtful contribution guidelines all helped make quality documentation, the report claimed. 

GitHub claimed that there are more than 73 million developers who are building the future of software on GitHub and it counts 84% of the Fortune 100 as its customers. It has also claimed that its latest research combins telemetry from over four million repositories and surveys from more than 12,000 developers.