JavaScript is most popular programming language

HackerRank released the 2019 edition of its annual Developer Skills Report and said that Javascript had overtaken Java as the world’s most popular programming language.

The report was based on surveying over 71,000 software developers from more than 100 countries.HackerRank asked developers which programming languages they knew and which ones they wanted to learn.  More than 73 percent of developers said they knew JavaScript in 2018, up from 66 per cent in 2017. JavaScript was 2018’s most well-known language, compared to Java in 2017.