IEEE Survey Ranks Programming Languages


It’s been said that programming languages are akin to religion. Engineers and developers will go out of their way to defend the use of their favorite language. (Perhaps it’s more the pain of learning a new language that keeps us using the old). Surely you’ve seen many surveys on programming language preferences. As with all surveys, the results depend on who was asked. 

IEEE recently surveyed its members, asking which languages they use. Given that IEEE represents electrical engineers, we naturally expect the results to differ from surveys taken in the software community. To EEs, software is usually a tool to make hardware work as opposed to being the product itself. 

IEEE has published its 2018 list of top programming languages. Python came out on top overall. Other surveys showed different results. 

Read more at EE Times