Meanwhile, Rust’s adoption has almost quadrupled in the last 24 months, from 600,000 developers in Q1 2020 to 2.2 million in Q1 2022. “Memory security and safety [of Rust] gives people the opportunity to create with great confidence, “said Rust Foundation Executive Director Rebecca Rumbul, commenting on the report. “The community of supporters and collaborators is inclusive and supportive. Rust is also a great choice for developers who want to improve their professional prospects, as the demand for Rust developers continues to grow. ” Rust, the report says, is mostly used in IoT projects, but also in augmented and virtual reality (AR / VR) development.
The report includes the following additional findings:
- Java continues to have strong and stable growth. Nearly 5 million developers have joined the Java community since early 2021.
- Go and Ruby are important languages in backend development, but Go has grown more than twice as fast in the last year. The Go community now has 3.3 million developers.
- The Kotlin community grew from 2.4 million developers in Q1 2021 to 5 million in Q1 2022. This is largely due to the fact that Google has made Kotlin the preferred language for Android development.
- 46% of developers use low or no code tools for some of their work. Experienced developers, especially those with more than 10 years of experience, are least likely to use these tools. Nineteen percent of developers in North America use low or no coding tools for more than half of their coding work, almost twice the global average of 10%.
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